Issued by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Amnesty Committee has declared invalid nearly 130 amnesty applications from applicants claiming to be members of the Pan Africanist Congress after they have been found to be incomplete.
The applications concerned provide only the code names and political affiliations of applicants. No real names or specifics of acts in respect of which amnesty is sought are given. Nor is there enough information to enable the Committee to establish further particulars without help from the party.
In terms of the law governing the granting of amnesty, the paucity of detail means their applications cannot be considered by the committee.
Attempts by the TRC to ask the PAC to provide the Amnesty Committee with further details regarding these applications have been unsuccessful. However, only three applicants came forward to provide the Committee with further details after learning about the matter from the media. The Amnesty Committee is in the process of verifying those details.
(For full decision see Amnesty Section)