Eugene De Kock: ANC Government Paid R200k Monthly to Care for Assassin

Eugene De Kock: ANC Government Paid R200k Monthly to Care for Assassin

- The State Capture Inquiry heard how the ANC government reportedly paid a hefty sum to look after assassin Eugene de Kock

- The Commission was told that a staggering R200 000 a month was spent on the apartheid killer

- The testimony was given by individuals who opted to withhold their true identities

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The ANC government didn't just parol apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock but allegedly spent steep sums for his upkeep.


The ANC government paid a handsome amount of money to look after the infamous apartheid assassin according to testimony at the Inquiry. Image: YOAV LEMMER/AFP
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Times Live reported that the State Capture Inquiry heard how the government allegedly spent R200 000 a month in tax funds to look after the infamous man.

The evidence was given by two individuals, 'Mr Y' and 'Ms K', who opted to keep their real identities a secret. Both individuals are reportedly currently working as State Security Agency spooks.

The Zondo Commission heard testimony from the anonymous witness of how the government, through 'Operation Lock', spent thousands on De Kock on a monthly basis after his release.

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This included a state-paid safe house and even a R40 000 monthly 'salary', which the witnesses were unable to explain the reasons for according to IOL.

De Kock had served as a former colonel in the apartheid regime's police force. The assassin is infamous for commanding the Vlakplaas unit which had executed and tortured anti-apartheid activists.

De Kock had managed to secure parole in 2015 despite having been sentenced to over 200 years in prison two years after democracy was born in South Africa.

Meanwhile, reported that former president Jacob Zuma has been front and centre at the State Capture Inquiry this week.

The Commission heard how the former statesman had used the State Security Agency as his own personal playground from former minister of safety and security Sydney Mufamadi.

The testimony detailed how if Zuma was not allegedly coining it out of SSA coffers, he was utilizing the agency to persecute enemies, silence discontent with his administration or protect cronies.

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Mufamadi claimed that Minister of State Security David Mahlobo and former SSA special operations unit head Thulani Dlomo were Zuma's inside men at the SSA.

Mufamadi claimed that the special operations unit was nothing more than a 'parallel intelligence structure' utilized to serve the ex-president's political factional interests.

The ex-minister claimed that the operations on which the High-Level Review Panel could not conclude were those that directly involved Zuma.

One such operation 'Project Commitment' saw large quantities of cash pledged to Zuma between 2015 and 2017.

R1.5 Million a month was handed over to Mahlobo which was understood to have been meant for Zuma.

During Zuma's last days as the president of the nation, these amounts were reportedly hiked up to R4.5 million.

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