On 1 June 1998, Ferdi Bernard was convicted for the murder of anti-Apartheid activist, David Webster. Bernard shot Webster in 1989, in front his home. Bernard was also found guilty of the attempted murder of another activist, Dullar Omar.
Bernard was a former agent of the Civil Co-Operation Bureau. He was arrested on 25 charges including two of murder, two of attempted murder and various charges relating to fraudulent transactions and the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. He was acquitted on a further nine charges, because of a lack of evidence.