Issued by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Top investigators of the TRC -- Truth and Reconciliation Commission -- are to lead a team that will exhume the body of slain askari Brian Ngqulunga at the notorious Vlakplaas on Monday March 16 from about 10 in the morning.
Ngqulunga who was part of the a team from Vlakplaas, led by Dirk Coetzee, that brutally murdered Griffiths Mxenge, prominent Durban human rights lawyer.
Ngqulunga was later tortured and killed by his own handlers at Vlakplaas in 1987, allegedly under orders from Colonel Eugene de Kock, when they felt he was becoming a security risk to them.
His family approached the TRC and requested that his body be exhumed from the farm so that it can be buried at a place of their choice.
All journalists who wish to cover the exhumation should meet the TRC team at the farm gate in Vlakplaas from 10 in the morning or they should ask for directions at the nearby Erasmia Police Station.
The Vlakplaas farm is midway between Brits, Johannesburg and Pretoria.
In further exhumations next week, the remains of 18 MK soldiers who were killed in skirmishes with security forces in various parts of the Northern Province and then buried in secret graves, will be dug out.
On Tuesday March 17 the team will exhume remains of three people at a farm in Rustenburg. The three are Aaron Nkwe from GaRankuwa in Pretoria, Watson Majova from Stilfontein and one Kwadi from Soweto.
The following day,Wednesday March 18, Selby Mavuso's remains will be exhumed at the Rustenberg Mine cemetery in Thabazimbi. On Friday March 20 Robert Mokoena will be exhumed at the Pienaar Cemetery outside Nelspuirt in Mpumalanga.
The following week, the remains of 13 people will be exhumed at Sekoto Cemetery in Louis Trichardt.