About this site

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Smit, Basie

Basie Smit was known as the "Third Force General" in the early 1990s; he was also implicated in gun-running. A notorious member of the Security Police, in 2003 he became the Third International Vice-President of the International Police Association and Chairman of the International Cultural Commission.

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. Return to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory site.