Issued by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
The Amnesty Committee of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission appeals to the victims of the 1993 St James Church massacre or their next of kin who have not been contacted by the Commission previously to urgently contact its Cape Town office.
Eleven people were killed and scores of others wounded when armed gunmen open fire on worshippers at St James Church, Cape Town on July 25 1993.
The TRC has been in contact with some of the victims of the attack or their next of kin but there are others whom the Commission has not been able to trace. These are Peter Anderson, Ian Bodington, Shane Butler, Mr Cullis, Arno, De Bruin, David Du Toit, Stefanie Greef, Michael Louw, Michael Mihuru, Karen Padley, Willem Swanepoel, Brenda Till, Derek Tobin and Greshna Williams. Three members of the former African People's Liberation Army (Apla), armed wing of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) were granted amnesty earlier this year for their role in the attack.
The Amnesty Committee has recommended to the Commission's Committee on Reparation and Rehabilitation that the people whose names have been mentioned above should be considered as victims of gross human rights violations as provided by the TRC founding Act. Once they have officially been declared victims of gross human rights violations, the people will immediately be eligible to apply for interim reparations to the President's Fund.
The Committee also appeals to the next of kin of;