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