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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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Patel, Dipak

Patel joined the ANC in 1980 and was recruited into MK in 1981. He was also a member of the SACP. He did his military training both in Angola and in South Africa.

He was employed as a chemical engineer by S A Breweries until 1989, at which point his time was fully taken up with his political and military activities for the ANC/MK.  He was part of the Durban Regional Political Military Committee under the leadership of Pravin Gordhan, and from that became involved in Operation Vula.  He was arrested in 1990 along with the other Vula operatives.

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