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Collection Index:HARMS COMMISSION OF INQUIRY, Death squads 1990
Collection Name:HARMS COMMISSION OF INQUIRY, Death squads 1990
AK2300 HARMS COMMISSION OF INQUIRY RECORDS 1990   
    
 Copyright 2010, Historical Papers, The Library, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa   
    
 Several judicial inquiries were undertaken in 1990. The most publicized, and ultimately the most disappointing, was the Harms Commission. Justice Minister Kobie Coetsee announced the establishment of the Harms Commission on January 31, in response to outcries by South African and international human rights groups over allegations by three former police officers in October and November 1989 that they had been members of an officially authorized and funded police death squad. In early 1990, another death squad, the Civil Cooperation Bureau (CCB), sponsored by the South African Defense Forces, was revealed. The allegations presented the de Klerk government with one of its first major domestic crises and nearly provoked the dismissal of the Defense Minister, Gen. Magnus Malan.   
 Unfortunately, the Harms Commission was seriously flawed in both design and practice. At the outset, Justice Harms announced that he would limit the inquiry to acts committed within the borders of South Africa, even though many anti-apartheid activists had been assassinated on foreign soil. Government witnesses, some of whom showed up to testify in wigs and other disguises, were not required to produce pertinent documents. The CCB was disbanded in August, but no prosecutions resulted. The Harms Commission report, which was released in November, failed to name any special units of the army or police, let alone any individual officers, as participants in the death squads. The report was denounced by opposition groups as a whitewash.   
 Source: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/country,,HRW,,ZAF,456d621e2,467fca2c2,0.html   
    
 The records in this collection consist of 2957 pages of evidence heard in South Africa and 960 pages of evidence heard in London. The collection is digitally available, see below in this online inventory, but there are no hardcopies.   
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 LISTING OF EVIDENCE   
    
LONDON EVIDENCE   
    
A1 Tshikalange, 264 pages   
A2 Coetzee, 679 pages   
    
    
SOUTH AFRICA EVIDENCE   
    
 The South African evidence streches over 2957 pages. Please use the list of persons below, which will indicate the page numbers, where their evidence can be found. The links to the online documents are arranged by the very same page numbers.   
    
 Badenhorst, pp 8-60   
 Barnard, pp 898-929, 1469-1546   
 Botes, pp 1684-2011   
 Botha, pp 2121-2149   
 Brits, pp 1168-1307, 1367-1419   
 Buchner, pp 2812-2823   
 Burger, pp 1420-1469   
 Cilliers, pp 1307-1364   
 Du Plessis, pp 2763-2811, 2930-2957   
 Du Plooy, pp 2012-2042   
 Joubert, pp 61-89   
 Klopper, pp 64-73   
 Mamasela, pp 2164-2258, 2475-2512   
 Mostert, pp 993-1168   
 Neetling, pp 2841-2886   
 Ngqulunga, pp 2258-2344   
 Nofemela, pp 96-518, 580-690   
 Pfeil, pp 74-82   
 Schoon, pp 2512-2596   
 "September", pp 2887-2919   
 Van der Hoven, pp 2344-2367   
 Van Deventer, pp 2043-2071   
 Van Dyk, pp 2597-2633   
 Van Rensburg, pp 2823-2840   
 Van Zyl, pp 524-579, 700-897   
 Vermeulen, pp 2633-2652   
 Verster, pp 1547-1683   
 Webb, pp 2072-2120   
 Wright, pp 524, 985-993   
    
    
B1 Introduction, 8 pages   
    
B2 Pages 8-60   
B3 Pages 61-89   
B4 Pages 90-96   
B5 Pages 197-260   
B6 Pages 261-315   
B7 Pages 316-380   
B8 Pages 381-427   
B9 Pages 428-496   
B10 Pages 497-518   
B11 Pages 519-579   
B12 Pages 580-648   
B13 Pages 649-690   
B14 Pages 700-773   
B15 Pages 774-822   
B16 Pages 823-897   
B17 Pages 864-959   
B18 Pages 985-1085   
B19 Pages 1086-1158   
B20 Pages 1159-1208   
B21 Pages 1209-1342   
B22 Pages 1343-1366   
B23 Pages 1367-1419   
B24 Pages 1420-1524   
B25 Pages 1525-1638   
B26 Pages 1639-1702   
B27 Pages 1703-1792   
B28 Pages 1793-1864   
B29 Pages 1865-1985   
B30 Pages 1986-2071   
B31 Pages 2072-2120   
B32 Pages 2121-2149   
B33 Pages 2150-2276   
B34 Pages 2378-2367   
B35 Pages 2475-2537   
B36 Pages 2538-2652   
B37 Pages 2763-2840   
B38 Pages 2841-2886   
B39 Pages 2887-2919   
B40 Pages 2920-2957