In Angola, refugees from Namibia (South West Africa) have claimed that they were tortured and beaten by South African troops in their villages.
SV Armed guard patrolling refugee camp in valley of Rio Quanda.
CU Young refugees in camp. (MUTE) (2 SHOTS)
SV PULL BACK TO GV & PAN Young refugees standing outside camp buildings.
LV & CU Refugee tent in bush with parent washing young boy. (MUTE) (2 SHOTS)
LV Man and wife seated facing reporter.
CU PAN FROM Father holding young daughter to wife speaking in English. (2 SHOTS)
CU PAN Husband replying to question about torture about torture during his imprisonment.
CU Wife speaking in English.
MRS KALIMBA: "The south African troops, they go in out village, and whenever they come in the family, they take what they like in the house. And they used to come in my house at night with their guns and whenever they want to see who is sleeping, they just take the barrel of the gun, and take off the blanket. It doesn't matter whether you are naked or not. They just to what they like, and sometimes they beat the people in the house and even the children."
REPORTER: "And were your tortured in the jail?"
MR. KALIMBA: "Yes, I was tortured, for three times. They shocked me with electrics, they also hanged me up on the roof, up and down. They kept me for three days and night, without sleeping."
MRS KALMIBA: "We are fighting until that final victory. We want to assure them that we shall defeat apartheid and wipe them away from Namibia, so that every part of Namibia shall be free, and we shall be in a free Namibia and that the leadership of our state is SWAPO."
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Background: In Angola, refugees from Namibia (South West Africa) have claimed that they were tortured and beaten by South African troops in their villages. They have fled to refugee camps run by the Namibian group SWAPO - the South West African People's Organisation.
SYNOPSIS: With the help of the Angolan government, SWAPO has opened a new camp for eight thousand refugees in the Rio Quanda Valley. Altogether, according to SWAPO, there are thirty thousand Namibian refugees now in Angola. South Africa controls Namibia under a United Nations mandate, but there has been disagreement with the UN over the form of elections which would lead to the territory's independence.
Complaints of mistreatment by South African troops came from refugees who were interviewed by an East German television crew. The Kalimba family described what happened to them.