‘Cassinga victims continue to suffer trauma’

By Hilary Mare

VICTIMS of the Cassinga massacre, which represents the darkest chapter in the history of the Namibian liberation struggle continue to bear the brunt of that deplorable moment as some of the paratroopers who were personally involved in the massacre, continue to enjoy the gruesome moment of their killing-spree.
These were findings in a study by Vilho Shigwedha in his dissertation submitted in 2011 for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in History at the University of the Western Cape titled: ‘Enduring suffering: The Cassinga massacre of Namibian exiles in 1978 and the conflicts between survivors’ memories and testimonies’.

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