Issued by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
"We are now a democratic country and nothing stops the National Party from approaching the courts. It will be up to the court to decide whether the party has the standing to be heard.
"Their decision doesn't change anything at all for the TRC. We remain determined to take the matter to court as quickly as possible. It is nonsense to suggest that we are dragging our heels -- the de lays have worked against us, not for us, and we want the matter finalised before we close on July 31."