Dr Wouter Basson is acquitted

W.Basson

Thursday, 11 April 2002

South African biological warfare expert Dr Wouter Basson was acquitted by Judge Willie Hartzenberg on forty-six charges of murdering apartheid opponents, conspiracy, drug possession and fraud. During the apartheid era Basson was in the frontline of South Africa's covert chemical - and germ warfare operations against anti-apartheid activists.

References:
• Pillay, G., (2013), Lawyers want Basson acquitted, from SABC News, 15 November [online], Available at www.sabc.co.za [Accessed: 11 April 2014]
• Child, K., Apartheid demons return to haunt Wouter Basson, [online], Available at mg.co.za [Accessed: 11 April 2014]

Last updated : 11-Apr-2016

This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011