Phila Portia Ndwandwe

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Phila Portia Ndwandwe


MK commander, murdered by South African Security Police members

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Elandskop, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

Phila Portia Ndwandwe (also known as Zandile or Zandi) was part of the Natal Machinery of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) under the leadership of Muzi Ngwenya (Thami Zulu or “TZ”) operating from Swaziland. She was in the unit headed by Ayanda Dlodlo that was responsible for the infiltration of African National Congress (ANC) cadres into Natal.The exhumation of the remains of Ndwandwe took place at Elandkop Farm, KwaZulu-Natal, on 12 March 1997.

• The Presidency.  (2010). (Phila Portia Ndwandwe online. Available at Accessed on 25 January 2012
• Stanford University. Special Investigation into the Secret Burial of Activists and Report on Exhumations online. Available at . Accessed on 25 January 2012
• Truth and Reconciliation Commission. (2001). Amnesty Committee Application in Terms of Section 18 of the Promotion of the National Unity And Reconciliation Act No. 34 of 1995 online. Available at . Accessed on 25 January 2012 

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This article was produced by South African History Online on 02-Feb-2012

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