Issued by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Amnesty Committee is to hear amnesty applications next week from four members of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) relating to the attack on a police station in Flagstaff shortly before the 1994 elections.
There was also an application arising out of the attack from the Inkatha Freedom Party's South Coast leader, James Zulu, but he was killed in Port Shepstone earlier this month.
One policeman, Constable Barnabas Jaggers, was shot dead and two others, Constable Edmund Nyangana and Inspector Mzingisi Mkhondeweni, were injured in the ensuing gunfire at Flagstaff Police Station on March 5, 1994. The attackers fled with a number of weapons and a police van.
The four AWB members applying for amnesty for their role in the attack are Harry Jardine, Morton Christie, Andrew Howell and Christo Brand.
Jardine, Christie and Howell are also seeking amnesty for planning to attack the African National Congress (ANC) and National Party (NP) offices in Port Shepstone and for their involvement in the bomb blast at the Seychelles Restaurant, Port Shepstone in February 1994.
Jardine has also applied for amnesty for his role in procuring weapons for the IFP, allegedly to ward off attacks from the ANC at the time.
The applicants have been convicted of murder, attempted murder and robbery but have not been sentenced pending the outcome of their amnesty applications.
The hearing will take place at the TRC Regional Office, Metlife Building, 391 Smith Street, Durban from April 28-30, 1998. Victims, next of kin and anyone having interest in the matter have the right to attend, lead evidence and be legally represented.