The South African Border War, often referred to by South Africans as the Angolan Bush War, was a conflict that took place from 1966 to 1989, largely in South-West Africa (now Namibia) & Angola. It was fought between South Africa + its allied forces (the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, UNITA) on the one side, & the Angolan government + South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) + their allies (Cuba) on the other.
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SA War Hero Capt Wynand du Toit. During the raid on the Cabinda oil refinery, Angola, on the 21 May 1985, Capt. Wynand du Toit was taken captive, and two other South African commandoes were killed. The rest of the commando unit evacuated successfully.This resulted in the reconnaisance teams being discovered and coming under heavy fire. During this firefight, Corporal van Breda and Corporal Liebenberg were killed, while Capt. Du Toit was captured.
Klapperkopfort - Pretoria This statue of a soldier holding a R1 rifle, was erected in memory of all members of the South African Defence Force who lost their lives serving their country. The individuals who have lost their lives are honored with an inscription on a number of marble plaques mounted around the statue.
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