ANC Government Kept Apartheid Assassin on Its Payroll to Tune of R40k

ANC Government Kept Apartheid Assassin on Its Payroll to Tune of R40k

- During the testimony of two SSA agents, Mr Y and Ms K, it was revealed the Eugene de Kock had been employed by the ANC government

- After he was released on parole he was paid R40 000 a month and the government paid a further R200 000 a month for his upkeep

- The reason for the expenditure for De Kock was not revealed during the inquiry on Thursday

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The ANC government employed apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock through the State Security Agency (SSA) after the government paroled him.

ANC government kept apartheid assassin on its payroll to tune of R40k

The State Security Agency employed Eugene de Kock and paid him R40 000 a month after he was paroled. Photo credit: YOAV LEMMER/AFP
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This was revealed during the testimony of two SSA operatives Mr Y and Ms K whose identities have been withheld.

An unidentified witness reported that De Kock was working for the government through SSA Operation Lock"

De Kock was given a R40 000 salary and the government spent a further R200 000 on his monthly upkeep.

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The reason for the government's expenditure for De Kock was not revealed. De Kock was a former in the apartheid era police force.

He became notorious for his Vlakplass unit which specialised in hunting anti-apartheid activists.

De Kock had been sentenced to 200 years in prison for his crimes during apartheid and was released on parole in 2015 at which point he was hired by the SSA according to the testimony.

Earlier, reported that apartheid-era scientist Dr Wouter Basson, also known as Dr Death, was in charge of the governments chemical and biological weapons research dubbed Project Coast between 1980 and 1990.

People were outraged to discover that he was still practising medicine, he is a leading figure in the field of cardiology.

He was one of the most notorious members of the apartheid regime and escape prosecution after the ANC won the country's first free and fair elections.

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He had faced dozens of charges related to the work he had done. It has emerged that he is working at a Mediclinic in the Western Cape.

In other news, writer and poet Lebo Mashile went on a Twitter rant yesterday evening and had Mzansi social media users having a conversation. In her post, Mashile noted how the Democratic Alliance (DA) Chairperson of the Federal Council, Helen Zille was allegedly a racist.

Mashile spoke about how at some point she believed that Zille added value to the political discourse in Mzansi, but now she feels otherwise:

"At some point I genuinely believed that Helen Zille added value to political discourse in this country. She was someone I respected until Twitter," she said.

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