Issued by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission hereby gives notice to those victims of the 1992 King William's Town Golf Club attack who have not yet been traced by the Commission of an amnesty hearing arising out of the attack.
Four former members of the PAC's armed wing, APLA, will be applying for amnesty for their role in the incident, which left two couples dead and more than 20 injured.
The men applying for amnesty are Malusi Morrison, Thembelani Xundu, Thobela Mlambisa and Lungisa Ntintili. They are serving jail sentences for the incident.
Two couples -- Mr Ian and Mrs Rhoda McDonald and Mr David and Mrs Gillian Davies -- were killed in the incident, and others were injured. There were about 54 patrons attending an annual wine tasting dinner when the attack occurred.
The TRC has managed to trace at least 14 of the victims. However, there are others the Commission has not been able to find. The relatives of the Davies are believed to be in England. In terms of Section 19 of the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, any victim or person with an interest in an amnesty hearing has the right to attend the hearing, to be legally represented and to have evidence led.
The Commission's Amnesty Committee will also hear amnesty applications relating to another four incidents in the same week. These relate to:
* The Highgate Hotel attack, in which five people were killed and seven seriously injured when masked gunmen burst into the East London hotel, hurled a hand grenade and sprayed patrons with an AK47 on May 1, 1993. One of the patrons returned fire, forcing the attackers to flee;
* The Bahai church killing, in which three worshippers, Mr Houshnand Aswari, Mr Riaz Razavi and Dr Shaman Bakhshandegi, were killed execution-style by gunmen in Mdantsane near East London on March 13, 1994. Members of the church and others with an interest in the application are also hereby notified of their right to attend and take part in the hearing;
* The Nahoon Dam incident, in which two taxi passengers were injured when five gunmen armed with R4 rifles attacked a minibus transporting workers to Fort Jackson in Mdantsane near East London; and
* The Da Gama Textiles bus incident. Two gunmen were shot dead and a policeman killed in a gun battle following an attack on a bus transporting Da Gama employees to work at Mdantsane by five men armed with R4 rifle grenades and a pistol. The company's security officers returned fire, forcing the attackers to flee. Two former APLA cadres, Dumisani Ncamazana and Zukile Mbambo, are applying for amnesty for their role in all four attacks.
Victims and their next-of-kin can contact the Amnesty Committee at _082 856 5254 and ask for Ms Lulama Mtanga.
The hearings will take place at the Catholic Centre, Queen's Street, Cambridge, East London at 9 am. Mr Justice Andrew Wilson will chair the hearings.