Anton Lubowski

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Anton Lubowski
Born Anton Theodor Eberhard August Lubowski
(1952-02-03)February 3, 1952
Lüderitz, Namibia
Died September 12, 1989(1989-09-12) (aged 37)
Windhoek, Namibia
Occupation Lawyer, Activist
Known for SWAPO activist
Spouse(s) Gaby
Children Nadia and Almut

Anton Theodor Eberhard August Lubowski (3 February 1952 – 12 September 1989) was a Namibian advocate and SWAPO member [2] assassinated by operatives of South Africa’s Civil Cooperation Bureau.[3]

Education and early life[edit]

Lubowski attended Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He then did a year of military training with the South African Defence Force in Pretoria, before attending Stellenbosch University for law and the University of Cape Town for a LLB.[4]


In the evening of 12 September 1989, Lubowski was shot by a group of assailants in front of his house in Sanderburg Street in central Windhoek. He was hit by several shots from an AK-47 automatic rifle and died from a bullet wound to his head.[5]

In the media[edit]

The life of Anton Lubowski is described in a book written by his widow Gabrielle Lubowski in her novel "On Solid Ground" ISBN 9781456475291 / ISBN 978-1-4564-7529-1. The murder of Anton Lubowski was processed in Bernhard Jaumanns novel "The Hour of the Jackal" ISBN 978-1-9067-8042-5


  1. ^ Mokhatu, Imelda (21 September 2007). "18th anniversary of Anton Lubowski’s death passes unnoticed". Namibia Economist. Retrieved 2008-06-05. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Who’s Who of Southern Africa". Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  3. ^ Flanagan, Louise (31 Mar 1995). "Modise won't release MI's Lubowski files". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  4. ^ Truth and Reconciliation Commission transcript 24 April 1996
  5. ^ Lister, Gwen; Brown, Susan; Fleming, Derek (13 September 1989). "Anton Slain". The Namibian (2014 facsimile of the original title page). p. 1.