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Essay I Chris Hani murder revisited - ZAM Africa. However, the former policemen who were named in the case (Chappies Maree, Staal Burger, Calla Botha, Slang van Zyl, among others) had no record of ever having carried out, or organized, professional murders. Their records consisted of harassment, beatings, torture and other 'dirty tricks!

Skills of a certain kind

Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani (and also David Webster, the academic who had -according to Mail & Guardian's predecessor, the Weekly Mail - stumbled on South African military intelligence smuggling operations near the Kruger Park, and whose murder in 1989 was similarly attributed to the CCB') were cornered in a spot without witnesses, shot in the head, and died immediately. Carrying out such a murder needs skill and experience of a kind that an average South African policeman simply did not possess.

Former military Special Forces operative Guy Bawden confirmed in an interview in the late nineties that he and his fellow soldiers did not think highly of 'the CCB. "We were laughing at these CCB policemen. They were parading around, sweating and in wigs, in the heat in the frontline states. We knew that they were just a label. For when an operation needed to be denied." South African Special Forces operatives were often mercenaries, and they were indeed used, sometimes privately, for operations that needed to be denied. Irish mercenary Donald Acheson, of Special Forces army battalion Recce 3, was identified in a Namibian inquest as Lubowski's real assassin.

He disappeared in 1991 and is now thought dead. An army buddy of Acheson's (name known to ZAM) has told a confidante that he was also involved in the Lubowski murder and that the order came from a South African government minister who

felt that Lubowski was 'messing with his https://www.zanmagazine.com/chronicle/chronicle-11/202-essay-chris-hani-murder-revisited