Former Vlakplaas police commander Eugene De Kock was granted amnesty on for an attack on an alleged transit house for anti-apartheid activists in Botswana in December 1988.
Marthinus Ras, Johan Tait, Wilhelm Bellingan, Johan Hoffmann, Lawrence Haton, Nicholaas Vermeulen, Simon Radebe and Willem Nortje were also granted amnesty for the attack, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission said on Thursday.
The operation, carried out on December 12 1988, was conducted under the command of De Kock and his unit and members of the then SA Defence Force.
The TRC's amnesty committee found that the applicants had met the conditions of the Act in that they had made a full disclosure and that their actions were motivated by political considerations.
In the attack, Vlakplaas operatives destroyed a house in a village over the South African border. Two men were killed and Tawana Molema's home was destroyed after explosives placed on a wall were set off.