A Fallen Martyr

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A lone Swapo member yesterday paid tribute to the late Anton Lubowski who was slain by unknown assailants on 12 September 1989 just as the country entered the transitional period to national independence. Following a hearing on the circumstances surrounding Lubowski’s death, the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) on 2 November 1998 concurred with the earlier findings by Judge Harold Levy of the Namibian Supreme Court that a hit squad from the Civil Cooperation Bureau (CCB), a secret section of the South African security services, conspired to murder Lubowski. The TRC also dismissed the allegations made in 1990 by the then South African Minister of Defence, General Magnus Malan, in the South African parliament, that Lubowski was a paid informer of the South African military intelligence services.