Issued by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Venue: Boksburg City Hall
Fifteen amnesty applicants who are former members of ANC-aligned Self-Defence Units in Katlehong and who have applied for amnesty, will appear before the Amnesty Committee of the TRC at the Boksburg City Hall from March 2 to 6.
The applicants have applied for amnesty for the killings of at least eleven people during December 1993 at Moleleki Section Extension 2, Katlehong.
Self Defence Units or SDUs were organised by the community during fierce fights with IFP-aligned hostel inmates.
The applications arise out of conflict in Katlehong, allegedly between SDU members and members of the ANC Youth League.
The applicants are: Michael Armoed, Michael Nkomo, Mohale Oscar Motlokwa, Petros Vusumuzi Mthembu, Zola Nceba Sonti, Paulos Matlalelepule Shongwe, Julian Esau Ndlebe, Tsekimyana Rodrick Singo, Norman Mashinini, Lefu Patrick Mokoena, Thobile Luphindo, Joseph Moshe August, Bennet Mnyaka Ndaba, Themba Christopher Mtshali and Malcomes Ngam.
The applicants are seeking amnesty for the abduction or killing of Theodora Bulelwa Zwane, Alfred Buthelezi, Julia Maitse-Buthelezi, Thokozani Buthelezi, Lucas Hlatshwayo, Isaac Mogadi, Itumeleng Edward Mootsi, Ditaba Mthembu, Peter Modishwa, Miles Simelae and Isaa Motloung.
Four survivors of the incidents have been subpoenaed to testify before the amnesty committee about the killings.
Seven of the applicants are facing ten charges of murder and fourteen (14) charges of kidnappings arising out of the incidents. The criminal charges have been suspended pending the outcome of the amnesty applications.
Zuko Mapoma will be evidence leader at the hearings.