March 8, 1996 — Sapa

FORMER VLAKPLAAS COMMANDER, DIRK COETZEE, APPLIES FOR AMNESTY

Former Vlakplaas commander Capt Dirk Coetzee had applied for amnesty in terms of the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act, Truth and Reconciliation Commission deputy chairman Dr Alex Boraine said on Friday.

Boraine said Coetzee arrived unannounced at the commission's Cape Town headquarters on Wednesday to hand in a completed application form and “a long, large document” which would be forwarded to the commission's amnesty committee.

Boraine said Coetzee had also handed in application forms on behalf of two other people whom he did not identify.


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