Issued by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
The Amnesty Committee of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission appeals to victims of the 1987 NU 1 Mdantsane attack to urgently contact the TRC Cape Town offices to provide the Commission with additional information which will make them eligible to apply for reparation to the President's Fund.
Foli Bushula, Mpumelelo Mbinqo, Archie Booi Swartland, Mbulelo Vellem, Mkuseli Vellem and Wazina Yekani were attacked near NU1, Mdantsane on February 1 1987. The TRC has not been able to trace them due to paucity of details provided by the people who applied for amnesty for the incident.
The Committee is also appealing to Nomsa Hanabe or her next of kin to contact its Cape Town offices. Hanabe or her next of kin are believed to be in Uitenhage.
The Amnesty Committee has recommended to the Commission's Committee on Reparations and Rehabilitation that these people or their next of kin should be considered as victims of gross human rights violations as provided by the TRC Act. Once they have been officially declared victims of gross human rights violation, they will immediately be eligible to apply for interim reparation to the President's Fund. However, before this can happen, these people or their next of kin should contact the TRC.