The three-member amnesty panel is scheduled to spend two weeks in the Free State dealing with these matters at the Sinodale Centre, 147 St. Andrew Street in central Bloemfontein, from Monday January 19 to Friday January 30.
The two applicants - both former security policemen - who are to appear before the amnesty committee are Mr Mphithizeli Nelson Ngo (34), of Petrusburg, who is serving a 25-year prison term for the murder and robbery of a Free State farmer, Mr P.D. Venter and Mr Mohanaetse Stephen Motsamai (43) of Bloemfontein who has applied for amnesty for the murder of a Mr George Musi in Bochabela in 1980 and petrol-bombing of a number of properties, including the burning down of Mrs Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's home in Brandfort and a clinic she ran in the area.
Both applicants have implicated senior police officers, as having given them orders to commit these crimes. Most of the implicated officers are still serving in the South African Police Services.