The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Advocate Michael Masutha, MP, will hand over the exhumed remains of anti-apartheid activists on Saturday, 16 March 2019 at Freedom Park, Pretoria. This ceremony form part of the Department’s efforts to implement the recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and which aim to bring closure to the families of those whose lives were lost due to political activities during the apartheid government.
The exhumed remains of the following persons will be handed over to their respective families at the ceremony:
- Thabo Rammutle – an MK cadre who was one of six killed by Security Police in an ambush in 1986 (the perpetrators received amnesty from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission). The others who were killed in this incident have already been identified and their bodies were handed over to their families.
- Kuki Zwane – a young woman who was killed by members of the Mandela United Football Club (Jerry Richardson applied for amnesty for the killing – he is now deceased).
- Four PAC members from Krugersdorp who were hanged for political offences in the 1960s.
Source: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development