“Mpho Lakaje speaks to Paul Erasmus, an apartheid police officer on how he was given orders to spread propaganda and how to carry out assassinations. Erasmus joined the nationalist security branch at the age of 21. Erasmus says the history that was taught in schools during his time was suited to the apartheid nationalist propaganda.
After 1976, Paul Erasmus was tasked with targeting white South Africans who were working against apartheid. Erasmus says the white leftwing in South Africa were seen as enemies and had to be killed.
When Nelson Mandela was released, Erasmus was given a four-year plan to deceive people. A big part of that propaganda was to spread the idea that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela killed Stompie Seipei. He says the populist elements in the ANC had to be neutralised by the apartheid government, such as the likes of Nelson Mandela, Peter Mokaba, Chris Hani and others. Erasmus adds that he was sent out to destroy Madikizela-Mandela and his plan succeeded.
Paul Erasmus says that his Truth and Reconciliation Commission application for amnesty horrified him and ended his marriage. He considers FW de Klerk to be The Great Deceiver.”