A range of amnesty applications will be heard in Port Elizabeth next week arising out of the necklacing of an alleged government agent, the death of a man who was questioned about the possession of firearms and the killing of Eastern Cape farmers.
- Alleged African National Congress member Mzikayise Potye of Port Elizabeth is applying for amnesty for killing Monde Nondumo, whom he believed to be an askari or a government security agent at the time. Mr Nondumo was allegedly tried by a kangaroo court and necklaced.
- Applicants Zwelenkosi Mjo and Nxaleko Maqoko, who also claim to be ANC supporters, are serving jail sentences for the murder of Mr Joseph Sebatana and the attempted murder of Mr Nota Dyani and Mrs Jane Fuzani on January 1, 1986. The attacks on the three victims took place allegedly during a search for firearms. - Three members of the Cradock Youth Association are applying for amnesty for the killing of Mr Matthew Palvie and his wife on February 6, 1987. The applicants, Monwabisi Eric Kundulu, Lollie Kwakwini and Nzimeni Danster, say they were pursuing a political objective by disarming police reservists, thereby strengthening their Self-Defence Unit.
- Peter Mandyoli of Cradock, who declares himself a member of Cradoya and the ANC, is applying for amnesty for the murder of a Mr Cronje, a farmer from Cradock, on May 24, 1986. He alleges in his application that he was part of a group which received orders to go to the farm to "try to get weapons" .
The hearing will be held at the Centenary Hall in Port Elizabeth from June 22 to 26, 1998.