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Who is Paul Erasmus?
Paul Erasmus was a South African security police officer who testified to the Goldstone Commission, and later the Truth and Reconciliation Commission about police dirty tricks and violence during the apartheid era. This testimony revealed the existence of a unit in the Security Police called STRATCOM that specialised in misinformation and propaganda against opponents of the regime. Erasmus also testified on the police efforts to discredit Winnie Madikizela-Mandela by spreading false rumours about sexual affairs and drug use.
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introduce Erasmus as the new director read simply: 'Paul Erasmus is a very good friend.' Kanoui, whom Erasmus regarded as a superb diplomat and negotiator as well as a very capable financial expert, also took part in the negotiations, ...
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