TRC unfinished business: Political prisoners, victims await closure

Some political parties complain that very little has been done to help their prisoners many years after the conclusion of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the dawn of democracy.

Some of the people who are awaiting their fate are not even sure how their crimes were classified and if they qualify for political amnesty.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to Phillip de Wet, the Associate Editor of the Mail & Guardian and Majorie Dobson from Khulumani Support Group, to shed light on the subject.

Listen to the conversation below:

Presidents Jacob Zuma and Thabo Mbeki have painted themselves into a corner... There's not much that can be done to speed things up, and hence we have about 1000 people stuck in limbo...

Phillip de Wet, Associate Editor - M&G

Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM
Read More
[LISTEN] #BeFinanciallySmart when it comes to borrowing money

[LISTEN] #BeFinanciallySmart when it comes to borrowing money

FNB's Eunice Sibiya says SA Human rights Commission reports more than 50% of credit-active consumers have impaired credit records.

Oprah Winfrey writes inspiring letter to SA cast of The Colour Purple

Oprah Winfrey writes inspiring letter to SA cast of The Colour Purple

Executive producer of The Colour Purple, Bernard Jay says Oprah wanted SA to be the first country to stage it outside of the USA.

[WATCH] Jub Jub talks about forgiveness and performs on #702Unplugged

[WATCH] Jub Jub talks about forgiveness and performs on #702Unplugged

He says he did a great deal of introspection when serving his prison term and says at times it is hard to forgive himself.

[LISTEN] Rising cricket star Lungi Ngidi talks about taking 6 wickets on debut

[LISTEN] Rising cricket star Lungi Ngidi talks about taking 6 wickets on debut

Azania chats to young cricketer Lungi Ngidi about the cricket match between India and the Proteas and his accomplishments.

[LISTEN] Post Office replies to emails about opened and delayed parcels

[LISTEN] Post Office replies to emails about opened and delayed parcels

‘We sometimes find parcels coming into the country with items that are not allowed in the country.' - Mark van Rensburg

TRC prosecutions not pursued due to 'political interference'

TRC prosecutions not pursued due to 'political interference'

The Midday Report - where you won't miss a thing

Popular articles
Dr Viwe Mtwesi is South Africa's youngest black female cardiologist

Dr Viwe Mtwesi is South Africa's youngest black female cardiologist

Dr Viwe Mtwesi spoke to Relebogile Mabotja about her achievements and commitment to serving people through her work.

Sygnia offers Gupta whistle-blower Bianca Goodson a job

Sygnia offers Gupta whistle-blower Bianca Goodson a job

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sygnia Asset Management CEO Magda Wierzycka.

Soulful Sundays Playlist: Sunday 11 June 2017

Soulful Sundays Playlist: Sunday 11 June 2017

Favourites to feed your soul on Sunday.

How Free State's Ace Magashule's family linked to Gupta companies #GuptaLeaks

How Free State's Ace Magashule's family linked to Gupta companies #GuptaLeaks

Revelations published today show how the premier's sons and Free State govt appear heavily involved in the Gupta-owned companies.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?

5 ways the NSFAS funding model will change in 2017

5 ways the NSFAS funding model will change in 2017

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will pilot a new funding model in 2017. NSFAS chairperson Sizwe Nxasana explains.