On Friday, 19 September 2014, several hundred Khulumani members gathered at the Lusikisiki College of Education from Khulumani groups from across the O.R. Tambo district in the Eastern Cape. Amongst their concerns was the need for updates on the struggle for Justice and Redress and for clarity about payments that are apparently being made to land claimants in the Flagstaff region (45km north of Lusikisiki).
There’s R1.19 billion sitting in the President’s Fund, designated by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to help victims of Apartheid rebuild their shattered lives. Now the department of justice finally wants to spend it, but who will actually benefit? Its intended beneficiaries say they are still being left out of the process, and that the money is being misused. SIMON ALLISON investigates.