Issued by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
STATEMENT BY DUMISA NTSEBEZA, HEAD OF THE INVESTIGATIVE UNIT OF THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION
The TRC inquiry to which Superintendent FHS Labuschagne, the policeman previously involved in the Robert McBride investigation, has been subpoenaed has been delayed until June 30.
Superintendent Labuschagne was summoned to give evidence and/or answer questions relating to alleged human rights violations prior to 1994. He was to have appeared in the Cape Town offices of the Commission on June 22. However, his legal representatives raised some technical issues, including the fact that the subpoena was not served on Superintendent Labuschagne personally.
The subpoena was served on him on Wednesday 17 June and he will be expected to appear in relation to all the issues previously set out, including his relationship with Robert McBride accuser Vusi Mbata. The inquiry will be conducted in camera in accordance with Section 29 of the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act.