Did shadowy SA forces kill Dag Hammarskjöld?

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Did shadowy SA forces kill Dag Hammarskjöld?

New doccie sheds light on the involvement of a terrifying SA organisation in the UN chief's death

Tymon Smith

In 1961, the world was shocked by the news of the death of UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld.

Hammarskjöld, the youngest appointee to the position at 47, was in his second term in office when, while travelling back from negotiations to alleviate the crisis in the Congo, his plane crashed in Ndola, Zambia, killing him and 15 other passengers.

For 58 years the death of the Swedish diplomat has been the subject of a vortex of conspiracy theories, with many believing the plane was intentionally shot down to silence Hammarskjöld and put an end to his potentially game-changing positions on several international crises – including his support for a negotiated peace deal between Israel and the Arab states, his opposition to the apartheid regime, and his support for the independence of African countries in the post-colonial era...

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