When you look at the March 1981, property belonging to Khalaki Sello, a lawyer that have involvement with the latest ANC, are broken inside the an excellent grenade assault. You to same season into the Summer a founder person in COSAS and you may a keen ANC activist, Sizwe Kondile out of Vent Elizabeth, is abducted and slain by people in new Vlakplaas safeguards police unit. Kondile, whom worked closely with Chris Hani is actually detained regarding Free County when you look at the June 1981. If the cops tried to turn your to your an askari (a police broker) so you can assassinate Hani, the guy refused and is murdered.
The newest apartheid government stepped-up tension to your Lesotho by performing alot more raids on country. Towards 9 December 1982, once midnight, regarding the 100 commandos from South Africa crossed with the Lesotho and you will raided flats and domiciles when you look at the Maseru, killing all in all, 42 people, and additionally around three pupils. 30 of these slain was indeed South Africans and you can 12 was indeed Lesotho owners. Those types of murdered belonged with the ANC, and Zola Nguini, new party’s associate in the united kingdom. Oliver Tambo and you can Jonathan Lebua went to the latest funeral service of those murdered in the raid.
A whole lot more raids observed. Weekly after the nine December raid, throughout an enthusiastic SADCC meeting in Lesotho, five bombs ran out-of on Maseru reservoir. (más…)