Four rockets exploded in Voortrekkerhoogte (renamed Thaba Tshwane on 19 May 1998), a large military base in Verwoerdburg (now Centurion) close to Pretoria. The African National Congress (ANC) accepted responsibility. A rocket attack on Voortrekkerhoogte military base in August 1981 was a significant event, because it had a psychological effect on the government by striking at the heart of its military. This special operation resulted in the sealing off of larger Black townships with the hope that those suspected of the act would be arrested.
Click here to read about the blasting of ANC's offices in London in response to the attack of Voortrekkerhoogte.
Click here to read a TRC report on the retaliation carried out by the South African government after the bombing of Voortrekkerhoogte.
• South African Government information, (1998), "Trc Hearing of members of umkhonto wesizwe, 29 April 1998", from South African Government information, [Online], available at www.gov.za [Accessed: 08 August 2013]
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