Issued by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
STATEMENT BY DUMISA NTSEBEZA, ACTING DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON, TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION
Former leaders of the United Democratic Front (UDF) have agreed to meet the Truth and Reconciliation Commission at a public hearing early in April to provide information the Commission needs to complete its work and in particular the Final Report.
This follows a meeting in Cape Town last week between myself, Commissioner Mary Burton and staff with Mr Popo Molefe, a former UDF leader and now Premier of the Northwest Province. Mr Molefe is in contact with other former UDF leaders.
The TRC has sent a list of questions and issues to be discussed to the UDF delegation. They relate to the background of events during the conflict of the 1980s. Issues dealt with include the UDF's relationship with the ANC leadership in exile, necklacing and the possible effect of consumer boycotts in causing some human rights violations.
The TRC will announce the date and venue of the hearing soon.