CAPE TOWN September 18 1997 - SAPA


Former Umkhonto weSizwe commander and journalist Muff Andersson has been granted amnesty for distributing weapons to self-defence units between 1991 and 1994, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission announced on Thursday.

In her amnesty application, Andersson, a former regional MK commander in Zimbabwe and later spokeswoman for the defence ministry, admitted to storing and distributing weaponry to MK structures.

The weapons had been "used for purposes of self-defence in communities which were under attack by the state and its surrogates", she said.

South African Press Association, 1996
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