DARC Ethiophile Chronicles
On this day
June 9, 1983, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) operatives, Jerry Mosolodi, Terry Mogoerane and Thabo Motaung were executed for their part in a hit on Wonderboom police station. The ANC declared the execution a crime against humanity and defended the attack on the police station as an act of liberation. It called for the MK operatives to be treated as prisoners of war under the protection of the Geneva Convention.
A few weeks before the event at Wonderboom police station, a car bomb exploded outside the South African Air Force Headquarters and the South African Defense Force (SADF) Military Intelligence headquarters in Pretoria, leaving scores of people dead. The MK guerrillas claimed responsibility for that blast.