6 December 2023
On Thursday, 7 December 2023 the SANDF is hosting a press briefing to address what they refer to as “allegations in the media and public domains”. This comes a week after Open Secrets published “Russian Doll 3: Exposed- SANDF ‘Torture’ Squad” and “Russian Doll 4: The ‘SANDF’ Torture Squad Victim, Pule Nkomo speaks out’. On Sunday, 3 December, Carte Blanche in partnership with Open Secrets also published a report into allegations of torture in the military.
This is a significant story of human rights abuse involving multiple units within the military and top brass who report directly to the Chief of the SANDF. It is an opportunity for the SANDF to thoughtfully address whistleblower claims about torture and murder by members of the SANDF. We encourage media houses and journalists to attend this important briefing by the Chief of the SANDF and ask hard questions of the military chiefs.
Location: Department of Defence Media Centre
DoD Logistics Support Formation (Lyttelton, Pretoria)
Time: 09h45 for 10h00
Our Russian Doll series is available to read here
You can also watch the Carte Blanche’s documentary here.