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newsSowetanLive reports that former apartheid hit squad leader Eugene de Kock has reportedly been forced out of a retirement centre in Pretoria after 50 black workers complained about the veil of secrecy surrounding his presence at the facility.  

The workers at the private Ons Tuis Retirement Home allegedly confronted their bosses on Wednesday over the clandestine nature of De Kock’s stay and claimed that, unlike other residents, there had been no evaluation done on him or history provided.  One worker was quoted as saying:  “We felt that our lives were in danger.  We were scared.  We told them we don’t want to serve him.”  The former Vlakplaas commander, notoriously known as ‘Prime Evil’, is said to have left the home on Wednesday accompanied by six men and three cars.  He had been at the facility for two weeks.  He got paroled in February 2015 after serving 20 of his 212-year jail sentence for six counts of murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearm and fraud.

  • Read this report by Loyiso Sidimba in full at SowetanLive

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