Saskia Vredeveld’s films and photographs

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Character from the film ‘Across the Border’ died in Nigeria fighting Boko Haram.

Character from the film ‘Across the Border’ died in Nigeria fighting Boko Haram.

 

Saddened to read about the loss of one of the characters from our documentary ‘Across the Border’.

The first South African has been killed in north-eastern Nigeria, where he was participating in the fight against Boko Haram. Leon Lotz, an apartheid-era Koevoet operative, was reportedly killed in a friendly fire incident when a Nigerian tank destroyed the wrong target

http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2015-03-11-fighting-boko-haram-south-african-mercenary-killed-in-friendly-fire/#.

We spent several days filming Leon and his family in 1998.

Our condolences to the family.

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