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SA squad behind murder: TRC

Staff Writer

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) concluded that the assassination of Dulcie September had been part of a South African operation to eliminate senior ANC figures.

Professor John Daniel, who investigated the case for the TRC, said this week that this was also the finding of Claude Forkel, the French magistrate who investigated the killing.

Forkel focused on Richard Rouget, who had been a member of the Presidential Guard in the Comores in 1985-87, when it was funded by SA Military Intelligence, said Daniel.

At the time of the killing, Forkel believed Rouget was in SA but believed he may have recruited two members of the Comoran Guard unit.

In his Dulcie September lecture at UWC in 2010, Daniel stated that this remained the most plausible explanation as to who was responsible.

In an interview, Eugene de Kock told the commission that the assassination was undertaken by the Civil Co-operation Bureau, under then deputy head commandant Dawid Fourie, whose operational pseudonym was Heine Muller.

He said two members of the Comoran Presidential Guard had been hired/paid to undertake the actual shooting. Chistoffel Nel, the CCB’s head of intelligence told the TRC, Fourie/Muller was the head.

He also stated: “I always expected that if this case is exposed we will find that it’s a French legion person or something in that order.”

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