Issued by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Former United Democratic Front (UDF) leaders will appear before the Commission in Cape Town on May 6 to provide information the TRC needs to complete its work.
The public hearing was convened to resolve outstanding issues pertaining to the context of human rights violations during the 1980s, which will be dealt with in the Final Report. These issues include the UDF leadership's relationship to that of the ANC in exile, necklacing and the possibility that some UDF campaigns led to violations.
The UDF panel will include former UDF leaders: Patrick Lekota, currently Chairman of the Council of Provinces, Mohammed Valli Moosa, Minister of Constitutional Affairs, Popo Molefe, the Premier of the North West Province, Murphy Morobe, Chairman of the Financial and Fiscal Commission, and Azhar Cachalia, Secretary of Safety and Security.
The TRC's panel will include Deputy Chairman, Dr Alex Boraine, Investigative Unit Head, Dumisa Ntsebeza, and Commissioners Yasmin Sooka and Glenda Wildschut.
The hearing will be held at the TRC's offices at 106 Adderley Street, Cape Town and will start at 09h00 am. The public is welcome to attend.