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SADF raid into Maseru, 9 December 1982.

SADF raid into Maseru, 9 December 1982.

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Published by [Documentation and Publications Division, Institute of Southern African Studies, National University of Lesotho] in Roma, Lesotho .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsNational University of Lesotho. Institute of Southern African Studies. Documentation and Publication Division.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCL 93/00428 (U)
The Physical Object
Pagination171-323 p. :
Number of Pages323
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1848251M
LC Control Number89981188

commandos attacked Maseru in early December The assault on the capital of the independent black nation of Lesotho was claimed to have been a pre-emptive strike against African National Congress (ANC) guerrillas planning sabotage in South Africa. By its own admis-sion the South African Defense Force (SADF) was unable to kill three key ANC. An ANC member from KwaZakele, Port Elizabeth who was shot dead in an attack by SADF Special Forces operatives on several ANC houses and a block of flats in Maseru, Lesotho, on 9 December Thirty South Africans and 12 citizens of Lesotho were killed in the midnight attack. Before going into.

  The target was selected subsequent to reconnaissance being carried out and the bomb was specifically constructed and infiltrated into the country for the operation. 4 Each regional profile is organised chronologically and divided into four distinct periods: –, –, – and – These periods correspond roughly with patterns of violations and shifts in the nature of resistance and repression in South Africa as identified from the evidence before the Commission.

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SADF raid into Maseru, 9 December 1982 Download PDF EPUB FB2

South African Defence Force (SADF) raid Maseru in an effort to kill suspected members of the African National Congress. 9 December In the early hours of December 9th,South African Defence Force commandos crossed the border into Lesotho.

60 rows  List of SADF raids into Neigbouring Countries 20 December. Maseru, Lesotho; 9 deaths. In the early hours of December 9th,South African Defence Force commandos crossed the border into Lesotho.

Their target was a cluster of houses on the outskirts of Maseru where members of the African National Congress (ANC) were believed to be in hiding.

Meeting no opposition from Lesotho's tiny 2 man paramilitary force, they blasted their way through numerous : Juan Nel. From the book: Le Rona Re Batho (An account of the Maseru Massacre) by Phyllis Naidoo, South Africa, At SADF raid into Maseru a.m. on Thursday, 9 DecemberLesotho was held captive by the moon.

It was a beautiful clear moonlit night as only Lesotho produces. The raid, planned by the same Special Branch officials that organized the Matola Raid, took place in the early hours of 9 December between Helicopters were used to deliver arms and ammunition (including firearms, grenades and explosives of Russian origin and rifles of Chinese make).

Nomabali Mapela was a toddler on the fateful 9 December – the day South African Defence Force (SADF) soldiers killed 42 people at Ha Thamae village. Dec. 13, 10 min read MASERU – The early hours raid of Maseru by the then South African Defence Force (SADF) on December 9,in the incident that came to be known as Maseru Massacre, was this year commemorated in Maseru with Lesotho-South Africa joint.

Published on Dec 9, In a rare show of unity, Lesotho's embattled coalition leaders led an emotional memorial for the 42 victims of the Maseru Massacre, on this day in From the book: Le Rona Re Batho (An account of the Maseru Massacre) by Phyllis Naidoo, South Africa, Into this sketchy collage which is Lesotho, the SADF came with enormous firepower to kill "ANC terrorists" but NOT women, children and Basotho.

Let us examine the last mentioned - the Basotho, our hosts, killed in the massacre. From the book: Le Rona Re Batho (An account of the Maseru Massacre) by Phyllis Naidoo, South Africa, In the accounts that follow no one was killed. They were told to me at the time and I place them before you to help you understand and judge for yourself.

You have read the accounts in the media and in the SADF publication. The SSC minutes contain no prior authorisation for this raid. In the minutes of the first meeting after the raid, on 2 Februarythe chair congratulated the defence force on the success of the operation. The same planning team of Buchner and Steijn and Special Forces commandos was responsible for the raid on Maseru on 9 December Special Report Transcript Epis Section 3, Time ‘Maseru Lesotho December ’ // The first Maseru raid, that’s the December raid where 42 were killed, 30 South Africans, 12 Basotho, that again was jointly planned, the same individuals Buchner and Steijn who were involved in the planning of the Matola raid.

The South African Defence Force (SADF) comprised the South African armed forces from until Shortly before the state reconstituted itself as a republic inthe former Union Defence Force was officially succeeded by the SADF, which was established by the Defence Act (No.

44) of The SADF, in turn, was superseded by the South African National Defence Force in Dec. 9, 7 min read. It was in the early hours of the morning of the December 9 December,when we heard what sounded like machine gun fire and.

Nomabali Mapela was a toddler on December 9, – the day South African Defence Force (SADF) soldiers killed 42 people at Ha Thamae village. In an act that shook the United Nations (UN), 30 South African exiles and 12 Lesotho nationals were wiped out by SADF. December. 10 – The South African Defence Force stages a pre-dawn raid on houses inhabited by African National Congress in Maseru, Lesotho.

16 – The United Freedom Front bombs offices of South African Airways in Elmont, NY and IBM in Harrison, NY. The Raid on Gaborone (called Operation Plecksy by the South African Defence Force) occurred on 14 June when South African Defence Force troops, under the order of General Constand Viljoen, crossed into Botswana and attacked the offices of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the military wing of the African National Congress, in raid, the fifth South African attack on a neighbouring.

Jul 1, - In the early hours of December 9th,South African Defence Force commandos crossed the border into Lesotho. Their target was a cluster of houses on the outskirts of Maseru where members of the African National Congress (ANC) were believed to be in hiding.

Meeting no opposition from Lesotho's tiny 2 man paramil. The ANC's submission said that the bombing was in response to a South African cross-border raid into Lesotho in December which killed 42 ANC supporters and civilians, and the assassination of Ruth First, an ANC activist and wife of Joe Slovo, in Maputo, Mozambique.

Maseru - The remains of two African National Congress activists, killed in Lesotho, during a South African Defence Force raid inwere transferred on Wednesday to.

Of the original three TREWITS members, at least two were deployed operationally in the region. During a section 29 investigative enquiry, General Büchner acknowledged involvement in the Matola raid of 13 January and the raid into Maseru on 9 December in which forty-two people were killed.South Africa: History: National Security.She suffered a period of considerable police harassment in Bloemfontein after her brother was killed in an SADF raid on Maseru, Lesotho, on 9 December Thirty South Africans and fourteen Basotho citizens were killed in this raid.

Ms Kgoare suffered a nervous breakdown as a result of this harassment. References: KGOATHE, Nicodimas Kakadi.