May 31, 1999

KOEBERG POWER STATION AMNESTY DECISION

The Amnesty Committee of the TRC has today granted amnesty to two former members of the ANC’s armed wing, UmKhonto WeSizwe, for bombing Koeberg Power Station in Cape Town on or about December 18, 1982.

Rodney Lawrence Wilkinson and Heather Wilkinson (nee Gray), were attached to the Special Operations Unit of MK at the time, when they were ordered to damage the Power Station.

The proposed attack was part of the overall strategy of attacking apartheid and its installations and consequently, the previous government.

The applicants disclosed that four limpet mines were used to cause the damage.

In another decision, the Amnesty Committee has granted amnesty to Ebrahim Patel for perjuring himself in the case of the State vs. Donald Mattera in the Johannesburg Regional Court in and during September 1978.

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