Issued by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
The Amnesty Committee of the TRC will hear seven different sets of amnesty applications at hearings beginning in Johannesburg next Monday, October 12.
The hearings will take place at the JISS Centre in Mayfair. Six matters involve members of the ANC and IFP, while one hearing relates to the AWB.
The first application to be heard will be from three AWB members, Ockert de Meillon, Jan Willem van Zyl and Edmund Holder. They are seeking amnesty for their role in an attempt to attack and steal arms from the Devon Radar base before the 1994 elections.
A security guard was killed in the attack. The applicants are serving jail sentences ranging from ten to 15 years.
The second application will be by Jerry Chimanyana Motaung, who is seeking amnesty for killing Ms Patricia Motshwene. Mr Gladness Mvelase was injured in this attack. The two victims were attacked with an AK47 assault rifle, allegedly for being IFP supporters. The incident took place in Vosloorus on the East Rand in 1994.
The third matter is an application by Stanley Wanyane, Bathandwa Godlo and Bukhosibakhe Masiso, who will appear before the committee over the shooting and killing of traffic officers at a roadblock near Magaliesburg.
The applicants claim they were transporting arms and ammunition and were members of the ANC during the commission of the crime. Six traffic officers were injured during the shoot-out and a passerby, J A Barbas was killed in the crossfire. The applicants are serving sentences ranging from 15 to 20 years at Leeukop prison.
The fourth matter for hearing involves Mokete Bennet Msimanga, who is seeking amnesty for killing Mr Johannes Selai.
The fifth matter involves Thamsanqa Potosi Ntuli, who is seeking amnesty for killing an alleged IFP member, Mr Oliver Tamza Msiza, in Brakpan in 1992.
The sixth matter is an application by Saint Mkhululi Manyamalala, who is seeking amnesty for killing Mr Stephanus Froneman during an attempted car hijacking in Germiston in 1993. Ms Ruth Jennifer Baker was injured in the incident.
The applicant claims he needed the car to transport weapons. Manyamalala is serving 33 years at the Johannesburg prison.
The seventh matter is an application by Zandisile Patrick Kondile, a former Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) member who is seeking amnesty for killing members of a rival union, UWUSA, at Langeberg Foods Company near Boksburg. UWUSA members, B. Mbatha and A. Mantyi were killed. Another victim, S. Ngcobo was injured during the clashes.
Advocate Andre Steenkamp will lead evidence during the hearing.