BOOK EXTRACT | No acknowledgment for those who risked their lives against Pagad

'Breaking the Bombers' focuses on the police bomb squad that investigated the organisation, receiving nothing but heartache in return

24 September 2023 - 00:00 By MARK SHAW

Case files recording the details of explosions that rocked Cape Town from 1996 to 2001 are still stored in the huts that were used as the bomb squad’s base, piled high in cabinets and cupboards among the decommissioned explosive relics. By the squad’s estimate, there were thousands of incidents and call-outs, and at the height of the campaign there were bomb scenes to examine every day. ..

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