Dirk Coatzee

 

 

Age: 67

 

Summary: South African co-founder and former commander of an apartheid-era police unit that killed black activists who fled South Africa and switched his allegiance to the anti-apartheid African National Congress in 1989 after confessing he had belonged to a covert group known as Vlakplaas that murdered ANC members.

 

 

Cause of Death: Kidney failure

 

Born: circa 1945

 

Died: March 6, 2013

 

Location: Pretoria, South Africa