Death, Detention and Disappearance: Current Affairs and Issues

Death, Detention and Disappearance: Current Affairs and Issues

African security forces. Justice David Smuts, then a young Windhoek lawyer, felt compelled to take on the system. His gripping memoir details several dramatic cases, including the freeing of detainees held secretly for six years, proving that torture was used to extract ‘confessions’ and that Koevoet knowingly killed citizens. He also takes a new look at the assassination of his close friend, SWAPO activist Anton Lubowski.

Detailed Information

  • Title: Death, Detention and Disappearance: Current Affairs and Issues
  • Author: David Smuts
  • Publisher: Tafelberg
  • Country of Origin: South Africa
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • ISBN: 9780624088790
  • Bib. Info: Paperback; 368pp

African security forces. Justice David Smuts, then a young Windhoek lawyer, felt compelled to take on the system. His gripping memoir details several dramatic cases, including the freeing of detainees held secretly for six years, proving that torture was used to extract ‘confessions’ and that Koevoet knowingly killed citizens. He also takes a new look at the assassination of his close friend, SWAPO activist Anton Lubowski.

David Smuts: Biographical info

David Smuts has been a judge in Namibia for decades, including some of the country’s most turbulent times. He was recently appointed to the Supreme Court by the President. He will soon be departing on a Rockefeller writing residency to Bellagio.

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