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Special Report Transcript Episode 82, Section 3, Time 23:05

‘Matola Mozambique January 1981’ // The Matola raid was in January 1981, it was a combined operation in a planning sense; it was planned by two senior figures in the security establishment. Jacques Buchner was one from the SAP side and a Major Steijn from the South African Defence Force. They planned the operation, they provided the intelligence, they got the intelligence through interrogations, through their sources in Mozambique, they gave the information about the houses and who one can expect to find in the houses. The actual operation was conducted by special forces, specifically 5 Recce which was based in Phalaborwa.

Notes: John Daniel; Aftermath of Matola raid

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An MK Special Operations Unit member from Merewent, Durban, who was killed on 30 January 1981 in a raid by SADF Special Forces operatives on three houses in the Matola suburb of Maputo, Mozambique. Fifteen other South Africans, including several senior MK operatives, were killed in the attack. ...
A member of MK’s Special Operations Unit, was killed on 30 January 1981 in a raid by SADF Special Forces operatives on three houses in the Matola suburb of Maputo, Mozambique. Fifteen other South Africans, including several senior MK operatives, werekilled in the attack. Three of the attackers ...
A member of MK’s Special Operations Unit, was killed on 30 January 1981 in a raid by SADF Special Forces operatives on three houses in the Matola suburb of Maputo, Mozambique. Fifteen other South Africans, including several senior MK operatives, were killed in the attack. Three of the attackers ...
A SACTU official from Swayimane, outside Pietermaritzburg, who was killed on 30 January 1981 in a raid by SADF Special Forces operatives on three houses in the Matola suburb of Maputo, Mozambique. Fifteen other South Africans, including several senior MK operatives, were killed in the attack. Three ...
An ANC member from Port Elizabeth who was killed in a raid by SADF Special Forces operatives on three houses in the Matola suburb of Maputo, Mozambique, on 30 January 1981. Fifteen other South Africans, including several senior MK operatives, were killed in the attack. Three of the attackers (all ...
An ANC member who was killed when SACTU residences in Matola near Maputo, Mozambique, were attacked with mortars and rocket launchers by alleged SADF and SA Air Force members on 30 December 1981. The liberation movements were based in neigbouring countries and the SADF conducted numerous ...
An ANC member from Middledrift, Ciskei, who was killed on 30 January 1981 in a raid by SADF Special Forces operatives on three houses in the Matola suburb of Maputo, Mozambique. Fifteen other South Africans, including several senior MK operatives, were killed in the attack. Three of the attackers ...
An ANC member who was killed on 30 January 1981 in a raid by SADF Special Forces operatives on three houses in the Matola suburb of Maputo, Mozambique. Fifteen other South Africans, including several senior MK operatives, were killed in the attack. Three of the attackers (all ex-Rhodesian security ...
An ANC member from Meadowlands, Soweto, Johannesburg, who was killed on 30 January 1981 in a raid by SADF Special Forces operatives on three houses in the Matola suburb of Maputo, Mozambique. Fifteen other South Africans, including several senior MK operatives, were killed in the attack. Three of ...
A commander in MK`s Special Operations Unit who was killed on 30 January 1981 in a raid by SADF Special Forces operatives on three houses in the Matola suburb of Maputo, Mozambique. Fifteen other South Africans, including several senior MK operatives, were killed in the attack. Three of the ...
A SACTU member from Naledi, Soweto, Johannesburg, who was killed on 30 January 1981 in a raid by SADF Special Forces operatives on three houses in the Matola suburb of Maputo, Mozambique. Fifteen other South Africans, including several senior MK operatives, were killed in the attack. Three of the ...
 
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