by Koos Greeff
I started visiting Kwa Sizabantu in May 1977. By December 1977, I became the first Afrikaans speaking co-worker at the Mission. I got married to Estelle Stegen, one of the daughters of Mr. Friedel Stegen in April 1978. We lived at KSB until the 14th of January 1994 when I left KSB. Since 1994 I am a member of the Reformed Church and I now serve as part time pastor of the Reformed Church in Klawer in the Western Cape. I studied through various Universities and work as a Pastoral Counselor.
I will be frank and straight regarding my involvement with the Military Intelligence (MI).
1: In May of 1981 I did an ordinary military camp at the Air Force Base in Durban. I slept in the same room as André and Phillip Joosten. Whilst there, one of the officers approached me, said that he had heard that I was a missionary and asked whether I would be prepared to hold devotion for the black laborers working on the base. I did this. I also tried to help some of the laborers with their problems. Apparently the PF (permanent force) members on the Base felt that I had done a good job and so the OC (officer in command) called me to his office to congratulate me. Present was a young Lt. of the MI. [I am sorry – I do not remember the names of these officers] This MI officer told me they had some serious trouble developing in the Weenen – Muden area where some of the white farmers were being threatened. [My brother and his family were farming in that area back then.] He asked me whether I would be prepared to supply him with any information on this issue and I agreed to that.
2: Back at KSB I phoned him once or twice with little bits of information. [I cannot remember any specifics here]
3: At that stage KSB was a rather strange place for we had very little or no apartheid at all. As the Security Branch of the SAP (South African Police) at Greytown was suspicious of KSB, they would visit the Mission every week or two and pester us. They would be questioning the whereabouts of Rev. Stegen and just be a general nuisance. I remember some of us being rather nervous about these “inspections”.
4: One day a certain Lt. Hans de Lange from this branch came directly to me. He told me that he had been informed that I had contact with the MI in Durban. He asked whether I would be prepared to rather speak to him personally as he was operating in our area. I asked him for some time to think about his request. I shared this with Uncle Erlo and the Mamas [I cannot remember if the Mamas were all present]. They felt that perhaps this was a good idea and that it would give KSB some “space”. I contacted Hans de Lange and agreed to speak to him directly. We became friendly and on good speaking terms. This must have been at the beginning of 1982.
5: As I was moving around in Natal and Kwa-Zulu, I picked up little bits of info here and there and passed it on to Hans. Nothing major or special. But the “pestering” referred to in point 3 stopped, and we could do our work in peace. I was the first Afrikaans-speaking co-worker at KSB and I felt myself a bit of an outsider. Through this “association” with the SAP, and because I handled them well, I grew in status at KSB.
6: One day Mrs. Nsibande called me. She took me into the so-called “Bhutis Dormitory”. [This is the dormitory where the young black workers use to live in]. Together we entered a room. There was only one young black man in this room and he was lying on the floor. He was clothed only in his underpants. She told me that he had just died. I knelt next to him and had a good look at him [I have had some first aid training]. He was a well-built young man and in good physical condition. He had no open wound on him or any blood that I could see. I asked her what had happened here. She told me that he had written a letter to a girl and that his uncle, Rev. Mpangeni Mabaso, had given him a hiding. After about an hour, he just died. She asked me if I would try to handle this situation with the police. I was in a complete stupor and very shocked. [The father of this boy was a builder and he lived in the Nkankhala area between KSB and Mapumulo. He was related to Rev. Mabaso. I think the father’s name is Philemon].
7: I phoned the security branch in Greytown and told them more or less the following story. “A young man at KSB had forced himself onto a young girl and had just about raped her. We caught him and his uncle gave him a hiding. He had just died.” I cannot remember whom I spoke to at the Security Branch, but I was assured not to worry and that I needed to contact Dewald van der Spuy- the station commander at Kranskop. I drove personally to Kranskop and told Dewald the very same lie. Dewald asked for the stick that was used to beat the boy and told me that he would contact me later.
8: I returned to KSB and reported to the leadership. Then I went to the room and helped the SAP remove the body. Some time later I met Rev. Mabaso. He was very, very broken and was crying. After some days Dewald van der Spuy contacted me and told me that we could fetch the body. The boy had died of “bleeding on the brain”. It was the end of this story. [I cannot remember any dates here].
9: Miss Lydia Dube started contacting me every now and then and giving me some information that I could pass on to Hans de Lange in Greytown.
10: One day, during the Youth Conference in December [We were still living in room 44 at that time – so it must have been before 1986 or 87] Miss Dube called me and told me that there was a “terrorist” amongst the young people. She pointed him out to me. I immediately contacted Hans and they sent a whole team to KSB. The Security branch supplied me with a two-way radio and a black briefcase with a tape recorder in. They also “planted” a young black policeman to befriend this “terrorist”. This policeman arrived in a red Ford Granada [He also bought 2 tires from me for which he did not pay me!]
11: Miss Dube befriended this “terrorist” and started taping her conversations with him. The young policemen also befriended him and reported to me every day. I contacted the SAP on the radio and acted as a go-between. After a couple of days they decided to “take him out”. It happened as follows: The young policeman suggested to the ‘terrorist’ that they should drive to Kranskop to buy some beer. As they left, I was standing at the gate and I radioed them that he was definitely in the car and sitting at the left rear door. The SAP had a roadblock about 7 km down the road and they “acted” as if they recognized this ‘terrorist’. He was arrested. What happened to him afterwards I do not know. I believe his ‘name’ was Senzo and that he was from Josini/ Pongola area.
12: I am not aware that we received any “gifts” from the SP. After this time I got more involved with the MI and Jannie le Roux became the contact person with the Security Police
13: In September or October of 1984 the Chaplain-General came to visit KSB. I do not know how or why. Accompanying him was Maj. Pieter van der Watt – [Air Force] and Cmdt. Tobie Vermaak [Army]. Tobie and me became great friends – even going on holidays together. One day I told Tobie that I was “working” for the SAP in Greytown. He told me that I should rather work with him as he was now in Military Intelligence. Tobie is a very hard worker – a man with tremendous drive and we “stirred” one another to all sorts of “actions”.
13.1: I could start preaching to the wounded soldiers in the Military Hospital at Voortrekkerhoogte. This happened every now and then and went on for years. I was especially touched by the plight of the soldiers from 32 Battalion. Eventually Tobie arranged that we could visit the home base of 32 Battalion at Baffalo on the Okavango river. Mr. Mario Rochas from Pretoria, Rev. Joseph Sishange from KSB and myself went there in September 1988. We preached many times to various groups. [Photos available]
13.2: I believe it was in 1984 that we visited some of the Military Bases in the Northern Transvaal. The main choir of KSB and myself accompanied by Maj. Pieter van der Watt visited amongst others the “Reccie” base at Phalaborwa and some others on the banks of the Letaba River -. [Photos available]
13.3: In 1985 the main choir, myself and at times Rev. Erlo Stegen as well, were invited to Voortrekkerhoogte. We stayed at a very posh place called “Wildebeest Club” and were treated like VIP’s. We had meetings in many Military Bases in and around Pretoria. [Photos available]
13.4: In 1986 the main choir, Rev Stegen at times, and myself visited East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. We had many services especially in squatter camps and “trouble spots” like Neads Camp, New Brighton and Cross Roads. We were accompanied by military personal in civilian clothes and when ever we entered into these “trouble spots,” by armed soldiers in Uniform. [Photos available]
13.5: In 1987 or 1988 we had a “Peace Rally” at Ellispark in Johannesburg. Rev. Erlo Stegen and some “converted” ex-ANC preacher were the main speakers. This was announced on National Radio and lots of advertisement was made for this spontaneous gathering of Christians. Before the commencing of the “peace rally” I spent about a week in Pretoria with Col. Vermaak. [Tobie had been promoted by now]. We planned this operation together. At this stage Tobie had set up some front operation and he was operating from offices on “Verwoerdburgmeer”. [I believe it is now called Lake Centurion] This “peace rally” was a total mess. Thousands of “spontaneous Christians” were carted from KSB to Johannesburg. As we were gathering, a thunderstorm broke out and we, soaking wet, could not even hear the preachers speak.
13.6: In all these “actions” we were transported, housed and taken very good care of by the SADF. For a small “action” of only a few people, Tobie or Major Pieter van der Watt would give me money to cover my cost. I do not know where this money came from. At this stage both Tobie and Pieter were good friends of Rev. Stegen and most of the leaders at KSB. I do not know who or how the big “actions” were sponsored [In 1989 I became responsible for it].
13.7: Namibia 1989 – In January of this year, Rev. Stegen returned from a preaching tour of Europe. Shortly after arriving at KSB he called me and told me that he had met Tobie at the Jan Smuts airport. Tobie wanted us to have an “action” in Namibia as the independence date was coming closer and they hoped that we could influence the outcome of the election. Rev. Stegen told me to plan and do what was necessary to achieve this.
I immediately contacted Tobie. He told me that I would have complete freedom to do what I wanted and requested me to plan a major outreach in the Northern Areas of Namibia – especially Ovamboland. Now I have plenty of family in Namibia and I have often preached there. But I had never been to Ovamboland and therefore had no contacts there. He offered to go with me and introduce me to some people. Within days Rev. Kjell Olsen, Col. Tobie Vermaak and myself flew to Windhoek. We stayed in the Kalahari Sands Hotel. That evening a chaplain Visser met us and briefed us on what to do.
I had a friend in Okahandja, Namibia; his name is Eddie van der Merwe and he worked as a missionary for the Reformed Church of Okahandja. I contacted Eddie and asked him to accompany us. (“Sorry Eddie – I deceived you.”) The next morning very early we met at Eros Airport in Windhoek. We introduced Tobie as “Mike de Villiers” to Eddie and told him a lot of lies. We then flew to Oshakati in Ovamboland together with Eddie. When we landed at the airport, a young officer in a Blue Land Cruiser met us. He wanted to know who was Col. Vermaak for he had to deliver this vehicle to him. We told him that there was no Col. Vermaak with us. He was totally confused but stated that he had to supply the people in this aircraft with a vehicle. He asked us which of us were from the military. Eventually Eddie van der Merwe spoke up and said that he used to be a soldier and that he had a military drivers licence. So the officer gave Eddie the keys and left us. (Photos avialable)
Tobie directed us towards a certain chief Albert Nuele near Oshakati. He introduced us to Chief Nuele and we started spinning our web of lies. From there we went to a Rev. George Hikumah and again Tobie introduced us. They all knew him as Mike de Villiers. We returned home.
Within days I was able to establish contact with Rev. Efraim Angula of the Lutheran Church who offered to introduce us to the Bishop. We returned to Ovamboland. This time it was Rev. Fano Sibisi, Rev. Muzi Kunene and myself. [I have a picture of us eating in the restaurant at Namatoni]. I hired a car in Windhoek and we drove to Ovamboland. We met with the Bishop and Rev. Angula. We returned home.
Tobie told me to open accounts in my name in any bank but to keep very proper records. I opened a Cheque Account at Trust Bank Pietermaritzburg under my own name. [My private account was at the Volkskas, Greytown nr. 1910 – 350 – 400] Over a period of time, Tobie gave me about R265,000.00 in cash and told me how to get this money “legally” into this account. It worked like this: I would drive to any rich member of the KSB congregation and asked him if he would be prepared to give me a cheque in exchange for cash. I kept the amounts below R20,000.00.
With this money I bought 2 vehicles in my own name and registered them at Kranskop.
1: A Toyota double cab 4×4. NKK 1169
2: A Toyota Hi-ace bus. (I forgot the registration number. It was blue/grey and also registered in my name at Kranskop.)
(When we left KSB I “donated” them to KSB.)
Towards the end of May we started working in Namibia. We hired a park-home in Oshakati and visited Rev. Jakob Schoeman at Opuwa and deceived him as well with all our lies (“Sorry Jakob”). We visited all our “contacts” and made even more: Rev. Paulus from Itali and Chief Gabriel Kautima. We told all these people of this wonderful revival at Kwa Sizabantu and that God had led us to come and help them. The team was Fano Sibisi, Mpangeni Mabaso, Joseph Sishange, Jeffrey Sikhali, Boy Nkala and myself.
Towards the end of August we returned to Namibia. This time with the main choir, Rev. Stegen, Rev. Joe Newlands, Rev. Waldemar Engelbrecht and myself. We even managed to deceive some people from overseas to accompany us: Beatrix Masuch from Germany, Rev. Hans Koller from Switzerland and Mr Trinkle from Australia. The main group flew from Durban Airforce Base in a SAFAIR plane. I hired a bus in Windhoek and we met them at Ondangua Air Force Base. We spend about a month in Namibia visiting Kaokoland, Ovamboland, Otjiwarongo, Okakarara, Okahandja, Windhoek and Gobabis. We concentrated on the black society but accepted any invitation. Rev. Stegen took most of the sermons. We flew back from Windhoek Airport again in a SAFAIR plane.
[I have the most beautiful pictures of this whole operation.]
I want to state categorically that I deceived and lied to all those pastors and missionaries from Namibia and that not one of them ever worked for me or acted as an informant to me.
Before I proceed with my confession, one last point. In June 1990, I went with my family to Namibia. Whilst there, somebody came to me with a R1 semi-automatic rifle that used to be military issue. When the SADF withdrew from Namibia in 1989, it was left behind. I brought this rifle back to South Africa and on 2 occasions I spoke to very senior members of the security forces about this rifle. In both instances I was told to wait. I kept the Rifle for some time but eventually destroyed it myself for I did not know what to do with it.
13.8: In this time Namibia was moving towards independence. Col. Tobie Vermaak phoned me one day and made the following suggestion: There was a very good printing press that belonged to the SADF and was used at the Military HQ in Windhoek. The South African government had decided to leave it there as a sort of “gift” to the Namibian government. If we could raise money to do the removal of this press, we could take it without anybody ever knowing about it.
I went to Rev. Stegen and told him this. He agreed and I gave Tobie the “green light” to go ahead. Tobie made arrangements with a private removal company – I do not remember the company’s name. What I do remember is that the owner of this company was a Portuguese-speaking man and that he used 2 Scania trucks to transport the press from Windhoek to Kwa Sizabantu.
We used the following cover-up to hide our sin: I was a Trustee of a Christian Development Trust in Namibia. Without the knowledge of any of the staff or other Trustees of this trust, I issued a letter on their behalf “selling” this press to Kwa Sizabantu. If I remember correctly the amount was R60,000.00. They never received this money for they never owned the press. Rev. Stegen paid this amount of money and we used it to cover all the costs of the removal etc. I believe the press to be worth at least R2,000,000.00.
We then started a printing company at Kwa Sizabantu with this press. I personally gave instructions to the staff working there at that time to strip the press and remove all SADF identifications. I remember so well how Marius Cilliers, the man still operating the press, looked at me in amazement and asked me why. I told him some lie and they obeyed my order.
14: I am now more or less finished with our “actions” and I would like to proceed with our general involvement with the SADF and the government. I will move quickly.
Following the visit of the Chaplain-General, we had the Chief of the Navy, the Chief of the Medical Division and eventually Gen. George Meiring at Kwa Sizabantu. [I still have some of the complete planning in my possession.] Eventually even Min. Adrian Vlok started visiting us. I want to state clearly that these were well planned and orchestrated “visits”. Col. Vermaak and myself worked for hours and days to prepare for the visits. This also culminated in many visits from Rev. Stegen and other senior members of Kwa Sizabantu to all sorts of Military “Think Tanks” I was usually present as I interpreted from Zulu to Afrikaans. As the “old” South Africa was disintegrating under our feet, these senior military personnel were truly at their wit’s end and they consulted with us on many and various issues. [I am stopping here for I do not want to bore you with lots of minor details.]
15: Simultaneously with the above, we had some other dealings with the Military. Towards the end of 1989, Tobie had a very special telephone installed in my office in my home at Kwa Sizabantu. It was a phone with a “scrambling” facility. Tobie paid the telephone bill on my behalf. I was still gathering information but now I was passing it on to Tobie directly. I remember the “conversions” of 2 “terrorists” very well. [There were others besides these two.] The one was Bongani from the Hammersdale area and the other one was Daniel from the Transvaal. By now we had perfected the act that we did it in points 10 and 11 above. These “terrorists” were immediately referred to Miss Lydia Dube the moment their affiliation became known. She would befriend them and start debriefing them. She would contact me and I in turn would call Tobie. A whole process of identifying them had now started. Tobie must have driven hundreds of times down to Kwa Sizabantu. He usually stayed in our house and all of my old friends can testify to that fact.
16: After Daniel was identified as a real “threat,” Tobie decided that we needed to debrief him properly. At this stage he was speaking to me as well as to Lydia Dube, but he was talking in circles and speaking half-truths. Tobie supplied me with some drugs for us to give to him. We put this into his food and he became very ill. He was taken to the house of Rev. Erlo Stegen in order to be taken good care of. But we kept on putting the drugs in his food and he got worse and worse. Eventually I “suggested” to him that he might have some very serious disease after so many years of living in the “bush”. He agreed that this might be the case. I then offered to have him taken to Pretoria to a Military Hospital that would be able to really take good care of him. He was terrified and refused. But his health was getting worse and Miss Lydia Dube – his counsellor – assured him that I was a good man and this a good suggestion. Eventually he yielded. Tobie fetched him immediately. What happened in Pretoria – I do not know. He returned to Kwa Sizabantu after some 3 weeks.
17: I do know that Tobie would some times phone me at night and just say that they are “lifting the arms” now or that the Special Forces are “moving in” now.
“I would like to apologise to Tante Kay (Erlo’s wife) and all her daughters. I misused your hospitality and made you an accomplice in my evil deeds.”
18: The situation in SA. was deteriorating rapidly now. Prof. Dr Kurt Koch visited KSB and wanted some information on the violence that was taking place. I contacted Tobie and within days a Piper Cherokee private plane arrived at KSB. A young civilian force officer from Eshowe area operated it. The plane was white and red. When he landed at KSB, he experienced trouble with one of his landing wheels and Johan Neethling, who used to be mechanic at KSB, had to fix this before we could take off. We – Rev Erlo Stegen, Dr Kurt Koch and myself were then taken to the Swartkops airforce base near Pretoria. Tobie met us at the airport and we were escorted to an underground Military headquarter somewhere in Pretoria. He introduced us to Brig. Ferdi van Wyk and a certain General from MI whose name I cannot remember anymore. We were taken to a lecture room, where we were completely briefed with photos, video cuttings, charts, statistics etc. Some of this material was handed to Dr Koch. and he wrote a little booklet using this info that was published in German and contained some very graphic and disturbing pictures of the violence in SA. I don’t remember the name and date of publication of this book.
19. At this same meeting, during lunch and in the presence of Rev Stegen, I personally asked the General for permission to start a military platoon at KSB. He agreed to this on condition that we would be incorporated into the Umvoti commando and work under their jurisdiction. A couple of days later, I had an appointment with Cmdt. Billy Fourie – OC of Umvoti Commando. He told me that he had received official notification regarding this and that we could proceed as planned. Within days many of the white members at KSB were issued with R1 semi-automatic firearms. Mr Bruno Engelbrecht served as quartermaster of the Umvoti Commando at that stage and he personally issued all this equipment – including thousands of rounds of ammunition (perhaps even hundred thousands over the years). I set up a very well planned and structured security team at KSB. Most of the white co-workers, many of the blacks and many of the women were incorporated into this plan. Seeing the situation in SA at this stage, we did nothing illegal. We started planning – training, first aid, evacuation, training in military firearms etc. BUT, there was a so-called GROUP 8.
20. The leadership of KSB has named me as the man that instigated this security group. This is the truth and I accept responsibility for this. Group 8 was called the Reaction Group. The original members of this group were: Koos Greeff, Jannie le Roux, David Jaca, Thomas Maphanga, Bruno Hlongwane, Justice Cele, Mandla Makhanya. This group has changed in members and size over the years. Our duty was to be a reaction force handling “special” situations e.g. VIP protection, reconaissance of any area in Natal, supplying highly specialized protection when there was a so-called “spontaneous” peace-march, etc, etc.
20.1 We were trained in close combat fighting by a certain Johan. We were trained in combat shooting by Joe Johnson. We got hold of CIA training manuals, fitness manuals, and even manuals on manufacturing homemade bombs. Through the years we amassed a huge library of books, videos and material from all over the world.
20.2 We really trained hard: absailing, night marches, sharp shooting, handling of pump action shot guns, handling of semi-automatic and automatic weapons. I can honestly state that at times I felt that my group was on par with any Special Forces group available, anywhere.
20.3 We opened a bank account in Volkskas, Greytown, under the name, SABRA. Rev Stegen donated some money into this account. We purchased various firearms, very expensive reloading equipment, radios etc. Eventually we even had our own reaction vehicle, which was a Nissan Safari, which the Zulus named Mathambo, and the schoolchildren called David. We got permission from Rev Stegen to use Rondavel 99 as our HQ. Up to this stage we were like children, playing cowboys and crooks. But I am afraid that this got completely out of hand. On the 12th of December 1991, I wrote a letter to Rev. Stegen, informing him of having spent a total amount of R90 000.00 on the reaction group 8 alone. (Some of this was ammunition given to us by the SADF)
20.4 It was as if a militant spirit of aggression and violence had entered into us. Within the first few years, at least 2 people were shot and killed by this group’s members. It was always done in a “legal” way, for we knew the law by heart.
20.5 We trained many other people, mainly in self-defence. I cannot remember all their names – there were too many. Some of the people were: Miss Lydia Dube, Miss Dorothy Newlands, Rev Barney Mabaso, Rev Kjell Olsen, Rev Fano Sibisi. This training started in January 1991 and carried on until Dec 1993 – when I resigned from this group.
20.6 In October of 1993, Rev Dietmar Joosten came to me. He was head of security at KSB, and the legal front and go-between with Umvoti commando, as he was a Lt. in the National Service. He asked me to recruit 2 or 3 special force members to assist me in strengthening and improving the efficiency of my team. At this stage, I seriously doubted my own actions and the integrity of Rev. Stegen, Miss Lydia Dube, and the “Mama’s” and in general the whole doctrine of KSB. I refused to accept and carry out his suggestion. He came repeatedly (I recorded these conversations very carefully in my diaries.) I kept on refusing. I resigned as co-worker from KSB towards the end of 1993 and I broke all ties and contact with Tobie Vermaak, the security police and my own Group 8. I sold most of the legal weapons that I had bought from my own funds and I destroyed the one illegal weapon I had.
20.7 I know that Jannie le Roux took over the leadership of this group, and is operating it till this day. Various and many other people who have since left the mission and with whom I have contact can confirm this fact. I can also state that sometime in 1995, a senior officer in the Special Forces unit of the new SA National Defence Force, whispered to me, that top secret training was going on in KSB and in the Tugela Ferry area. He pleaded with me to please get in touch with the leadership at KSB and ask them to stop this immediately for the SANDF will not accept this behaviour any longer and if they persist in their actions, will “take them out”. I immediately contacted KSB and spoke to one of the leaders. I do not know what the outcome of this was.
20.8 I very strongly feel that the existence of Group 8 was a very intimidating factor to anyone involved with KSB, and to the general public of the surrounding area. Sometimes we would go in camouflaged uniforms into the black areas surrounding KSB and would just let off bursts of semi-automatic gunfire into the air. This happened at night as well.
20.9 I cannot remember that I ever personally hit somebody or used any force whatsoever, but if I did – I am prepared to take responsibility for that. I cannot accept responsibility for the actions of the other members of my group, but whenever we operated as a group under my command, I saw to it that we stayed within the limits of the law and NO-ONE was physically abused in my presence. But I know of many rumours of physical abuse by members of group 8.
21 I have in my possession the following documents:
1) A letter to Rev Erlo Stegen dated 12/12/1991 explaining to him in full detail, the reaction group 8 ‘s training schedules and exact reports of moneys spent.
2) A certificate issued for the training of Rev Barney Mabaso.
3) Security plan for Kwasizabantu.
4) An appeal written by Jannie le Roux to the licensing Board, to purchase yet another firearm.
5) I have the complete planning documents of the visit of General George Meiring to KSB – dated 15 May 1990.
6) I have the report that I wrote to Brig. Chris Wehrman on the situation in Namibia – dated 19 July 1990.
7)I have the original planning documents of Proago Trust. An international “Charity Organisation” – dated 12 July 1990. I do not know whether this trust is still operational
8) I have a copy of a letter sent to Tobie Vermaak, discussing the developing of a “third force” – dated 8 September 1990. I do not know whether it ever developed.
9) I have a letter written by the Rev. Alpheus Mdlalose to our friends in Europe giving a general overview of the situation in Namibia – dated 15 October 1990. [We had started a front organisation in Europe under the name of G.F.N] Rev. Mdlalose was basically drumming up support for GFN.
10) I have the original fax I wrote to Jurgen Schlicksupp – chairperson of GFN in Europe supplying him with some general info on Namibia.
11) I have the original document that I faxed to Tobie Vermaak on 22 March 1994 stating that I had destroyed all the records of our “actions” in Namibia. [I did indeed destroy them but I did not destroy my diaries, neither could I kill my conscience. Some of the documents I really missed ]
12) I have the original hand-written fax to a certain “Peggy” in Durban confirming to her that the Toyota Double Cab NKK 1169 did indeed belong to me but that I had donated it to KSB. [KSB wanted to sell those 2 vehicles but needed my signature. Ian Engelbrecht phoned me for that] This fax is dated 17 April 1996.
Friends, this is the end of my story. I am sick and tired of it. I am deeply ashamed, and I ask all of your forgiveness. I am prepared to take full blame for the things I did in error.
Finally, I would like to say to all those hurting people out there that you are more than welcome to contact me. Maybe we can help, encourage and build one another up in the midst of our pain. To end this part of my confession, I would like to say the following to the all the Military, Police and other Government officials of the so-called “apartheid” government.
“I am not accusing you. I do not want this to be seen as an effort to discredit you. You did your jobs and I have absolutely no problem with you doing it. But it was wrong of me to become so involved. I am a minister of the gospel of the Prince of Peace and I misused my position. I brought dishonour to the name of my Lord and in doing so hurt His people – especially the “little ones” that the Bible refers to in Matt 18.”
SOLI DEO GLORIA
Jacobus Willem Greeff (Koos)
P.O. Box 62
Tel: 027 2161071
Fax: 027 2161396
Cell: 083 6271 292