Venue: Gauteng Legislature
Nine AWB applicants, who have applied for amnesty for killing four blacks and injuring six others in December 1993, will appear before the Amnesty Committee from 22 April, 1998.
The hearing, which is to be held at the Gauteng Legislature Auditorium, corner Loveday and President 1st floor, will hear evidence from Phil Cornelius Kloppers, Deon Martin, Petrus Johannes Mathews, Carel Hendrik Meiring, Frederick Jacobus Badenhorst, Marius Etienne Visser, Marthinus Lodewickes van der Schyff, Andre Francoir Visser and Gerhardus Johannes Diedericks.
The victims who died in the attack were, Thembani Simon Nkompone, Teboho Lordly Makhuza, Patrick Olebile Gasemane and Kau Theophilus More. Other victims who lived to tell about their ordeal are: Petrus Mothupi, William Segotsane, Gabriel Daniel Shabangu, Martha Selebaleng Bereng, Sipho Jackson Nkompone and Abraham Mothupi.
The nine amnesty applicants say they shot and killed four black people, wounding six others, at the AWB roadblock outside Ventersdorp on 12 December 1993, after being told by their Western Transvaal commander that the right-wing revolution was to start that day.
They claim they were ordered by their AWB General bodies' while exercising hard options'. After searching several cars for weapons they wanted to confiscate for their war, the occupants of two cars were assaulted and later shot. Their cars were set alight. An ear of one of the victims was cut off to show the General allegedly at his request.
Ms Ramula Patel will lead evidence during the hearing.