18"x24" Charcoal Drawing                           (1999)

Face to Face: Perpetrator III

"Pride was also worked into the equation and in the closed smallness of our lives under training, pride became of paramount importance. Pride in ourselves and our platoons. Pride in the company of platoons. Pride in the college. Pride in the police force, the nation, the country, the flag. Pride and patriotism. By the end of our training we were fully indoctrinated in the functions of the established system... They strip away your individuality and they make you a man, kind of thing."


Testimony to the TRC by John Deegan, a Koevoet Operative. TRC Final Report, Summary Extract IV.