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Prosecution of apartheid crimes

Date: May 26, 2015

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission referred over 300 hundred cases for prosecution to the NPA, however no action has been taken.

Former National Director of Public Prosecutions Vusi Pikoli's been quoted recently as blaming political interference, for failure to prosecute apartheid-era crimes, by the National Prosecuting Authority. 

Pikoli filed an affidavit in support of a court case from the family of Nokuthula Simelane, who was abducted by the security branch in 1983, and brutally tortured for five weeks on a farm in the North West. Her body has never been found. While amnesty was granted to some of her torturers, it was refused to others, But no prosecutions followed. our guests, Thembi Nkadimeng, her family has spent more than three decades looking for her sister, Nokuthula. They learnt about her sister missing, having suffered most terrible things at the hands of apartheid police 

Sakina Kamwedon speaks to Dr. Marjorie Jobson, who is the National Director of the Khulumani Support Group, Angela Modukuti, a Lawyer for the International Criminal Justice Programme at Southern African Litigation Centre and Yasmeen Sooka - Executive Director Foundation for Human Rights South Africa discuss: Why didn't government prosecute apartheid era crimes?


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