SA truth commission pardons four
Friday 13 December 1996
Ruling on 16 applications, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) headed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu granted and refused applications by self- confessed perpetrators of human rights crimes on both sides of the struggle over apartheid. The whites given amnesty were four right-wingers responsible for bombings shortly after the ANC began democracy talks with then president FW de Klerk's white- led National Party.
The three blacks pardoned were members of an ANC-aligned self-defence unit that killed three black gangsters terrorising their township near Kroonstad.
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