Issued by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
The Amnesty Committee of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is to hear early next month an amnesty application from one of a group of armed men who killed two policemen in an attack on a police station near Rustenburg in 1991.
Constable Isaac Magae and Constable Johannes Bokaba, both members of the former Bophuthatswana Police, were killed in gunfire when the Ledig Police Station was attacked by armed men on October 26, 1991.
Ambrose Armstrong Ross, one of the attackers, is seeking amnesty for his role in the attack. He is serving 20 years' imprisonment after being convicted on two counts of murder and robbery in 1992. Ross claims to have been a supporter of the African National Congress at the time of the incident.
According to the law which governs TRC operations, victims or their next-of-kin have a right to attend, adduce evidence and be legally represented at the hearing. The hearing will take place at the Old Parliament Building, Galowe, Mmabatho from August 5 to 7.