Sunday, April 27, 2008

Necklacing of Maki Skosana

One of most notorious cases of summary justice was addressed by the TRC. In July 1985 Maki Skosana was necklaced by her comrades.

They believed that she had betrayed eight young COSAS activists on the East Rand to the security forces, who then killed them.

The necklacing of Maki Skosana was filmed by the South African Broadcasting Corporation and frequently used by the apartheid state media in anti-resistance propaganda. In 1995 the askari (former African National Congress soldier turned death squad operative) Joe Mamasela told the TRC that Maki Skosana was working with him (SABC 1995).

However, the situation was more complex. Upon investigation of the case the TRC made the following finding:

Ms Maki Skhosana was wrongly accused of being an informer and responsible for the death of the 'comrades' in the booby-trapped hand grenade incidents.

The commission finds that Ms Skhosana was not aware of the fact that 'Mike' was Joe Mamasela, an askari.

The commission finds that the necklacing was a gruesome act of extraordinary violence that cast a blight on the struggle for freedom.

The commission finds the 'comrades' and the community at Duduza responsible for the necklacing of Ms Skhosana, and that the UDF [United Democratic Front] and the ANC [African National Congress] must accept responsibility for this gross violation of human rights (TRC 1998, vol 3: 667).

http://www2.fmg.uva.nl/lpca/jlpca/vol1/narismulu.html




17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those black people are still animals - they haven't turned into humans, yet... this is just thirst for blood... even the nazis showed some human behaviour by organazing everything (still a horrible thing to do, I'm not defending the third reich, i hate them) but those black people in the video just make me sick

Anonymous said...

That is very disturbing. Yet there are many more incidents like it. I just cannot understand why this world is the way it is. How can we do that to fellow humans? HOW and WHY??

This world will end very soon..

Anonymous said...

The video itself explains why apartheid came into being. Why would you want to live among such savegry. Sadly many trapped in South Africa are. Please do something about the genocide in South Africa.

Anonymous said...

Omg this is just awful. its so hard to believe things like these still happen...

Anonymous said...

The blacks in South Africa will never amount to more than animals, thieves and murderers.

This clip only illustrates why South Africa should never have been turned over to these animals. SADF should rise again and take our country back. To hell with the PC world and in the end even the PC west will have to face reality.

Anonymous said...

Obviously you are all Racist White Trash. Just because a certain group of people is bad ,it does not mean the whole race is bad.How can u call a human being an animal, blacks are not animals.Also dont use this as an excuse for apartheid. denying a certain group in society rights ,freedom and opportunity is more evil than what is happening in the video.South africa will never go back to u Black Power forever, live with it.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing that every person who has commented fiercly speaks about condemning blacks, taking their rights, bringing back apartheid. You should be ashamed of yourselves!! The necklace murders were a result of a form of vigilantism by blacks to discipline those they felt betrayed them and supported the apartheid system. I am not condoning their actions but what i am saying is that we all need to look at the root of the cause, OPPRESSION which brought these people to partake in such extreme violence. two wrongs don't ever make a right.

Anonymous said...

this is why white people never gave u any power

Anonymous said...

To reach that level of violence indicate that these folks went through horrible times. They have enough hate to go around even amongst themselves.

This can happen to any color...brown black or white. If the Jews can transition from the holocost to imprisoning a whole nation (Palestine) then human are capable of doing anything.

The slow and painful death the Jews went through is more savagery than what you have in this video.

Anonymous said...

I fail to undertsand how a human being can inflict such pain and suffering on another. There is no justification for what these barbarians did to their comrade, regardless of the motive. Before you do such things you need to be sure of your facts, look what they did to the poor girl and for what...

Anonymous said...

Black people are not animals. It is not just African's that participate in this. To say all black people are animals because of this is discusting.

Anonymous said...

What about human cruelty is so hard to fathom? From the very beginning of known history humans have formulated foul and inhumane forms of death and torture...We area all capable of this...shut the fuck up, you are all narrow minded

Anonymous said...

Can't believe how many racists there still are in this world! There are many, many white people who are just as cruel and inhuman. And to say nazi's did a better job just because they kept an administration of their cruelties??? These things are awful but it's not a reason to say that the blacks are all animals. Let's talk about what white people did to African people for many, many years. Please watch Amistad, and remember it's just a fraction to what white people did to people from other races all over the world!

Floyd Murray said...

GOD!!!....Nuke us all!!!! Because I'm sure you are heartbroken, and angry!! at what we have become!!! and what you have created!! Once again. Or maybe, we are to suffer more of our own, ignorance, untill we learn why you created us in the first place??...to love one another??

Anonymous said...

APARTHEID WAS DUE TO EUROPEAN ANIMALS! ALL OF THOSE RACISTS AND WHITE SUMPREMIST MONSTERS SHOULD HAVE BEEN NECKLACED NOT THE BLACK SOUTH AFRICANS! THE WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS NEED TO GET THE HELL OUT OF SOUTH AFRICA. LONG LIVE WINNE MANDELA!

Anonymous said...

Shut the hell up you ass hole. Racist white supremacist.

Anonymous said...

Shut the hell up you ass hole. Racist white supremacist.