Wouter Basson

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(spook, doctor)
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Born6 July 1950

Dr. Wouter Basson, nicknamed Dr. Death,[1][2] headed the apartheid South African government's covert chemical and biological warfare programme from 1981 to 1993.[1]

Criminal charges

In 2002 Basson was acquitted of 67 offences – including possession of illegal drugs, fraud, embezzlement of R36 million and 229 counts of murder. He denied using chemical weapons on people.[3] The Guardian reports that "Judge Willie Hartzenberg dismissed charges relating to 200 deaths in Namibia because they happened in a different country".[1]


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