Eugene de Kock in 1998
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South Africa death squad chief Eugene de Kock gets parole

Eugene de Kock, one of the most notorious assassins of apartheid-era South Africa, has been granted parole after 20 years in jail.

The former colonel, nicknamed "Prime Evil", was head of the Vlakplaas police unit that targeted opponents of white rule.

Justice Minister Michael Masutha said De Kock would be released "in the interests of nation-building".

Andrew Harding reports.

  • 30 Jan 2015
  • From the section Africa
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