Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Surf, Sex, Violence 85 - 86 (6)

These press releases below are too simple to tell the whole story. My sister was in that school, things were getting very close to home.
I hope one day she will be able to tell her side of the story, I know I have briefly talked about that day with her but its not really something we talk about, those days no one really talks about.
Imagine a whole school of young girls not even missing a class after a bomb goes off at school and two men get blown into a million bits and pieces. Their remains splattered all over the place. I was on duty in the Ops room when that happened. Knowing my baby sister was there that day, that was a day I will not forget. At the end of my shift on duty, I went home my sister was there doing her homework, I said hi and went surfing.
Fucking crazy times,
"Police with tracker dogs were on October 25 trying to trace a man accused of being on of three men who blew up a school in Durban. According to police, the other two bombers died in the blast. Parts of their bodies were found up to 20 metres (yards) form the point of explosion at Grosvenor Girls' High School. The bomb was believed to be a Soviet-made limpet mine. the school was to be used as a polling station in a whites-only by-election to be held on October 30 "
"Zinto Cele was 22 years old when he was killed on October 24 1985 by a bomb that exploded prematurely..Cele was an Umkhonto we Sizwe member and formed part of Operation Butterfly, a large-scale MK underground operation in KwaZulu-Natal in the mid-1980s led by the present MEC for health in KwaZulu-Natal, Sibongiseni Dhlomo.The bomb also killed Cele's fellow MK combatant Mandlenkosi Israel Ndimande.MK operative Sibusiso Mazibuko was seriously injured in the explosion but survived and escaped.NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said: "The bomb was placed at Grosvenor Girls High and detonated prematurely.The school served as a polling station and was the venue at which Pik Botha (the then minister of foreign affairs) had addressed voters the previous day.Operation Butterfly was responsible for the 1985 bombing campaign in support of the internal resistance campaigns."

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