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This 26 part documentary series is a powerful revelation of a secret war – the SOUTH AFRICAN BUSH WAR. The Bush war lasted from 1966 until 1989, making it one of Africa's longest conflicts. The Bush War was fought in Northern Namibia (former South…

Johan van der Mescht was a South African army conscript who was captured in 1978 by Danger Ashipala, a guerrilla fighting for Namibian independence. Van der Mescht was held as a Prisoner of War in Angola before being exchanged for a Russian spy,…
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