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The role-played by the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) during the Namibian struggle, 1978 to 1989

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dc.contributor.advisor van Aswegen, H.J, Prof. en_US
dc.contributor.author Nengovhela, Livhuwani Johannes
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-12T09:02:21Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-12T09:02:21Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-12
dc.date.submitted 1999
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7595
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract The South African government's intransigence to bring about political changes in Namibia had far reaching consequences. The South West Africa Peoples Organization (SWAPO) was formed in Namibia to challenge the repressive measures advocated by the South African government in Namibia. The passive resistance met a deaf ear on the side of the South African government, and this coerced SWAPO to adopt a militant nature of resistance. SWAPO realized that a militant resistance can only be effective with the establishment of a guerilla network. As a result of that The Peoples Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) was formed. PLAN became a well-organized guerilla network. PLAN set up its own rules and regulations although being supervised by its mother organization SWAPO. PLAN guerillas were recruited in Namibia and went for military training in countries such as Tanzania, Egypt, etc. PLAN guerillas were furnished with effective military tactics, which they had to use against the South African Defence Force in Namibia. Women also participated in any PLAN department. PLAN was well supported by part of the Namibian community and also enjoyed the backing of some African countries such as Botswana, Zambia, Angola and Egypt. PLAN also enjoyed the support of international organisations such as the OAU and the UN. Most of PLAN guerillas infiltrated Namibian from Angolan soil. This coerced the South African Defence Force to attack PLAN on Angolan soil. Various battles were fought between PLAN and the South African Defence Force. Although PLAN claimed to be innocent from any atrocities, most of its activities were characterized by terrorist natures, e.g. abduction, looting, etc. The South African Defence Force was also involved in human rights violations. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject People's Liberation Army of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Guerrillas - Namibia en_US
dc.subject Namibia - History - 1946-1990 en_US
dc.subject Namibia - Politics and government - 1946-1990 en_US
dc.title The role-played by the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) during the Namibian struggle, 1978 to 1989 en_US
dc.type Mini-Dissertation en_US


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