Former Vlakplaas commander Dirk Coetzee has died, Eyewitness News reported on Thursday.
Coetzee reportedly died of kidney failure, but also had cancer.
A co-founder and commander of the covert SA Police unit based at Vlakplaas, Coetzee and his colleagues were involved in a number of atrocities including the murders of Sizwe Khondile and Griffiths Mxenge.
He was granted amnesty by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on 4 August 1997, but did not ever point out the site where Khondile was buried.
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