Issued by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission hereby gives notice to those victims of the 1994 shootings at Shell House and Lancet Hall, Johannesburg, who have not yet been traced by the Commission, of an amnesty hearing arising out of the incident.
Thirteen people, belonging to the African National Congress have applied for amnesty relating specifically to the shootings at Shell House and Lancet Hall, which left several people killed and scores of others injured on March 28, 1994.
The TRC has managed to trace some of the victims, in particular the families of those who died, and is in contact with lawyers acting on their behalf.
However, there are others, especially those injured in the shooting, who the Commission has not been able to find.
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.
An amnesty hearing is planned from May 11 to 22 in Johannesburg. It comes in the wake of an inquest into the matter which was held last year. Further details about the amnesty applications will be published nearer the hearing, in accordance with customary TRC procedures.
Victims, next of kin and those with an interest in the matter should phone Dudu Chili on 011-333-6330, or visit the TRC's Johannesburg office at Sanlam Centre, 10th Floor, Cnr of Von Wiellich & Jeppe Streets, Johannesburg.