Deaths in detention soar under ANC-regime
27 November 2010 Leave a comment
November 2010 – by Mike Smith. “Today when whites in South Africa are asked how many people died under police detention during Apartheid, one will get answers varying from a few thousand to tens of thousands. Blacks when asked the same question provide figures into the hundreds of thousands; even millions… virtual genocide complete with mass graves and gas chambers is what blacks think happened during Apartheid. The facts show a different story, but how is it possible that people do not know these facts?
- let us look at the facts on the deaths in detention under the Apartheid government.
The liberal Dr. Johan Olivier of the Human Science Research Council and researcher of the Centre for Conflict analysis delivered a paper on 21 March 1991 at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) : The South African Police: Managers of conflict or party to the conflict? http://www.csvr.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=671&Itemid=200
The paper was a liberal treatise on the role of the state in violent demonstrations and conflict.
In it Dr Olivier makes reference to the research of Foster (1987) about the amount of people who died in police detention in South Africa during Apartheid…I quote a small paragraph…
Deaths in detention during apartheid: 74 people: “At least 74 people died while in detention during the period 1963 to 1985, some under questionable circumstances. Official explanations of these deaths varied from natural causes, suicide, injuries, suffocation, falling from windows, to death due to torture. In some cases no reasons were disclosed (Meli 1988). Steve Biko, who died of massive head injuries on 12 September 1977, and Neil Aggett, who was found hanged in his cell on 5 February 1982, are well-known cases.”
One thing about the Apartheid Government is that they were very meticulous and wrote down and recorded everything they did.
These facts can today be read by anyone interested. The SA History site records all this data of exactly how many people were detained and how many died under detention, what their names were, what the circumstances were under which they died, etc….You can read it all here…
- Deaths under police detention during Apartheid
I just want to quote a small paragraph (4) …
- “Deaths in detention: 67 – “Ever since detention without trial was introduced as a permanent feature of South African life in 1963, deaths in detention have occurred as a constant by-product of the detention system, particularly during interrogation in solitary confinement. The first death was that of Solwandle Looksmart Ngudle on 3 September 1963, the most recent was that of Alfred Mabake Makaleng on 26 August 1988. During the 25 years of detention without trial, there have been 67 deaths in detention, an average of almost three each year. Only during 1970 and 1972 to 1975 were no deaths recorded, whilst peaks occurred in 1969 (7 deaths), 1976 (13), 1977 (13) and 1986 (4).” – – -End of quote.
One more quote from SA History…
- “A number of observers and students of repression around the world have commented that the repression in South Africa during the apartheid era pales into insignificance when compared with some Latin American countries if the numbers of political disappearances and assassinations are used as the criteria for making such judgement. For example, disappearances and assassinations in Argentina were said to total around 30,000 while in South Africa the figure was but a few hundred.” http://www.sahistory.org.za/pages/library-resources/online%20books/crime-humanity/detention%20weapon.htm
At the most 74 people in total died in police custody in the 25-year-duration of the apartheid since detention without trial started in 1963…an average of THREE PEOPLE PER YEAR… Now how does that compare to the current “New, Improved, South Africa run by the ANC Marxist terrorist regime? It is only when the truth jolts our complacency, making us realize there is something wrong with our reasoning, that we are moved to identify and rethink our biases….
“Parties urge probe into 566 SAPS custody deaths…”
23.11.2010 – by Canaan Mdletshe, Mhlaba Memela and Sibongile Mashaba, Sowetan:
Deaths in custody during apartheid: