Issued by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
The Amnesty Committee of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will hear amnesty applications ranging from a spate of AWB bombings, apartheid-era crimes committed by Caprivi trainees to the attack on policemen by Pan Africanist Congress's operatives in Soweto shortly before the 1994 elections.
In Johannesburg, a former PAC's armed wing operative Phila Dolo will be seeking amnesty for his role in the attack on a police van on the road between Diepkloof and Orlando East, Soweto in May 1993. A policeman Constable Jacob Hlomela Mabaso was killed and his colleague Constable Edward Nelushi wounded when unknown balaclava-clad gunmen sprayed the van in which they were travelling with bullets.
Dolo, who had his left arm amputated following a shoot-out with police, was later arrested and convicted for murder, attempted murder and illegal possession of arms and ammunition with two other accomplice. He is now serving a lengthy prison term.
Mpumelelo Mvinjane, another PAC member, is applying for amnesty for killing a traffic officer Mr Simon Makhudu Kungoane, at Pimville, Soweto in August 1991. Mvinjane was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment for the incident.
The hearing will take place at Tambotie Hall, Kliprivierberg Recreation Centre, corner of Peggy Vera & Sunningdale Streets, Kibler Park, Johannesburg.
Ohter amnesty hearings set down for next week beginning on Monday September 14 to 18 include:
* The continuation of an amnesty application of twelve AWB members who are seeking amnesty for a spate of bombings before the 1994 elections. The hearing will take place at Boksburg City Hall, Boksburg.
* The continuation of amnesty hearing into the bombing of ANC offices in London and the killing of anti-apartheid activist Ruth First. The hearing will take place at Idasa Democratic Centre, corner of Prinsloo and Visagie Streets, Pretoria.
* And the continuation of Inkatha Freedom Party's Caprivi Strip trainees. Seven applicants who claim to be members of the IFP are seeking amnesty for a total of 56 incidents out of which more than 100 people were murdered. They are Daluxolo Luthuli, Romeo Mbambo, Brian Mkhize, Israel Hlongwane, Bhekisisa Khumalo, David Dhlamini and Bheki Ndlovu.
The hearing will take place at Ermelo City Hall, corner of Taute and Church Streets, Ermelo.