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Knowledge, experience, and South Africa’s scenarios of forgiveness.

Castillejo-Cuéllar, Alejandro
June 4, 2015

Source: (2007) Radical History Review. 97(1): 11-42.

In the early hours of Monday, March 3, 1986, seven young activists from Old Crossroads
and Gugulethu Townships in Cape Town were led by askaris into an ambush
where members of South Africa’s security branch and covert operations forces killed
them during a joint operation. Official reports maintained that they died as a result
of “multiple bullet wounds sustained in the course of S.A. [South African] Police
activities for the purpose of combating terrorism.” The Gugulethu Seven incident,
as it came to be known, has since been surrounded by controversy and debate about
the specific circumstances that led to the assassination of these youths. For more
than a decade, this incident remained engulfed in an atmosphere of permanent
denial. (Excerpt)


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