Tutu heads Truth Commission

Tutu heads Truth Commission

Pretoria - President Nelson Mandela named his long-time friend and fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu to head a new Truth Commission, considered crucial to racial reconciliation in South Africa. The 17-member panel will gather evidence of apartheid-era crimes committed by government security forces and anti-apartheid groups such as Mr Mandela's African National Congress, and recommend on amnesties. AP

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