A shameful South African paramilitary unit of apartheid plotted to infect the black population of the continent with AIDS, it has been affirmed.
A former member of the South African Institute for Maritime Research (SAIMR) said the group "spread the virus" at the instigation of its eccentric leader, Keith Maxwell, who wanted a white majority country where " the excesses of the sixties, seventies and eighties do not take place in the post-AIDS world ".
Talking to the creators of the documentary Cold Case HammarskjöldThe former intelligence officer, SAIMR, Alexander Jones, said Maxwell, who had few, if there were medical qualifications, was established as a doctor dealing with the poor and black South Africans.
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"What an easier way to get an Indian bunny than no other [when] Do you live in an apartheid system? "Jones told the movie, which will be released this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival." Blacks do not have rights, they need medical treatment. There is a white "philanthropist" that comes and says: "You will know, I will open these clinics and I'll treat you." in the meantime [he is] in fact the wolf in sheep clothes ".
Documentary producers found a poster that published the services of a "Doctor Maxwell" in Putfontein, near Johannesburg, and spoke with locals reminding a man who had a virtual monopoly on healthcare in The area, despite offering strange treatments.
A local merchant said the so-called doctor had given "false injections."
Mr. Jones said SAIMR also operated outside of South Africa, explaining the documentary: "We were involved in Mozambique, spreading the AIDS virus through medical conditions."
For a long time, SAIMR has thought that it has had hidden links with the armed forces of Apartheid in South Africa.
He has also been accused of working with British intelligence and the North American CIA to assassinate UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld.
The secretary-general who was born in Sweden, a supporter of decolonization, died in mysterious circumstances when his plane exploded just before landing in Zambia in 1961, when he tried to establish a peace between the recently independent Congo and the separate province of Katanga.
In 1998, the Commission of Truth and Reconciliation after apartheid in South Africa revealed that he had found letters in the header notebook of SAIMR that seemed to suggest that British intelligence and the CIA had agreed that "Hammarskjöld had to be eliminated."
Both Britain and the United States denied their participation in any plot of murder, with the CIA dismissing the suggestion as "absurd and without foundation."
Maxwell, who died in 2006, was an eccentric who liked being dressed in the style of an 18th-century admiral and giving himself the "joker" rank.
It is not clear to what extent the supposed AIDS chain of the late eighties was just one of its fantasies, or if it had access to the experience and funding needed to make it a reality.
An Observer The article written with the help of the co-producer Andreas Rocksen and his director Mads Brügger reveal that the filmmakers could find writings in which Maxwell seemed to revel in how AIDS could decimate the black South African population.
In one of the recently discovered documents, Maxwell wrote: "[South Africa] may have a man, a vote with a white majority for the year 2000. Religion in its conservative and traditional way will return. Abortion on demand, drug abuse and other excesses of the 1960's, 70's and 80's will not take place in the post-AIDS world. "
However, some of the former associates of Maxwell insist that their interest in AIDS was benevolent and not genocidal.
Abortion doctor, Claude Newbury, told the documentary: "I was against genocide and trying to find a cure for HIV."