Issued by: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
The Amnesty Committee of the TRC is appealing to victims of ANC aligned Self Defence Units violence in Thokoza and Katlehong during early 1990's to converge at the Thokoza Methodist Church, Khumalo Street, in Thokoza.
In the bitter war between IFP aligned Self Protection Units and SDU's, thousands lost their lives at a rate of 120 a month.
The incidents in which the victims were affected should have happened between June 1990 to January 1994.
About 135 ANC aligned SDU's have applied for amnesty in relation to different acts of political violence in Thokoza, Katlehong and Vosloorus.
An earnest appeal is made to residents in Katlehong, Thokoza, Lusaka A and B, Phola Park, Extention 2 and Unit F, Extention 5, Kathrada, Beirut and Thokoza Gardens whose families were either killed, abducted, injured or disappeared during the violence, to come forward.
The meeting on Friday 13 November, is aimed at informing victims about their rights during hearings, assist with legal representation and where possible, refer victims to the Reparations Committee.
For more details, families should contact George Ndlozi at 082-45207873 or Tania Hoskings at (021) 245-161 ext. 2283.