Issued by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Venue: Idasa Democratic Centre
cnr. Visagie and Prinsloo Streets - Pretoria
Two amnesty applicants, James Wheeler and Cornelius Pyper, will appear before the Amnesty Committee of the TRC for acts committed on April 27 1994, aimed at disrupting the first all-race democratic elections.
The hearing will held at the Idasa Democratic Centre in Pretoria from March 23 to 27.
On the night of April 27, after a day of driving around various election stations, Wheeler and Pyper shot at a minibus taxi full of black passengers on the road between Westonaria and Randfontein.
In the shooting, Mr Vuyani Papuyana, was killed while his brother, Mr Godfrey Papuyana suffered injuries. The applicants are applying for amnesty in respect of the murder of Mr Vuyani Papuyana, the attempted murder of Mr Godfrey Papuyana and the possession of illegal weapons.
The applicants have declared that they committed the acts to strengthen the struggle of the Conservative Party and Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging against the ANC/SACP alliance.
Advocate Andre Steenkamp will be leading evidence for the TRC.