Definitions

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  • noun A member of a local African military or police unit serving in a European force

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Nieuwoudt, Du Toit and Ras face jail sentences of 20, 15, and 10 years respectively if amnesty is not granted for their killing of three policemen and an "askari" (turned liberation fighter) in

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He denied allegations that Sidebe had become an "askari", the name given to ANC members who joined the police.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mxenge murder and his role in it irreversably sucked him into the apartheid-era security apparatus as an "askari" or ANC member turned police operative.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • De Kock claimed to be religious, but said he still experienced problems in reconciling his religious beliefs with killing colleagues, such as askari Brian Ngqulunga.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Henry asked the commission to help him clear his name as a suspected "askari" (ANC guerilla who joined the police), and for the ANC to acknowledge its responsibility towards him as a member of its military wing.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mamasela, former "askari" (ANC turncoat who joined the police).

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The word 'askari' is an inland word, which may be translated roughly as 'soldier' or 'guardsman.'

    Explorers Of Gor

  • (an "askari" or liberation movement member turned by the police) involving cheques issued by the South African Council of Churches to the Eastern Cape Council of Churches was the motive for the killings, Roberts said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The sister of a suspected "askari" (turncoat African National

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The white man stood till the last askari had passed, stroking the hair on his upper lip.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

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