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Former activists slate TRC unit

A GROUP of former liberation activists, who suffered at the hands of the apartheid security police, have lashed out at the government for failing to implement the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) that they should be financially compensated.

The Khulumani support group – a national body that represents about 90000 former anti-apartheid activists – are frustrated because it claims the government only recognised the contributions made by the Umkhonto weSizwe veterans while others were left out in the cold.

Khulumani members, joined by Amabutho members, staged an all-day sit-in at the ANC regional offices in Nelson Mandela Bay on Monday.

Because the regional leaders were out of town at the time, they had a meeting with them on Tuesday where they aired their grievances. 

Struggle activists receive a fair hearing and commitments from the Eastern Cape ANC Regional Executive that the 'Unfinished Business of the TRC" will be raised to the national agenda, Port Elizabeth, 4 June 2014

On 2 June, 2014, Khulumani members in Mandela Metro joined by the Amabutho, staged a sit-in for the entire day at the ANC Regional Offices in Govan Mbeki Avenue in Port Elizabeth. By the evening, the SAPS had been called and an agreement was reached with the ANC officials that they would request the ANC Provincial Executive to meet with the group on the following afternoon from 13:00.

20 Years On, ANC Rules but Legacy of Apartheid Still Lingers

In early May, the African National Congress (ANC) held on to power in South Africa’s general election, with a reduced majority, winning 62% of the national vote. As the country celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first democratic elections that saw Nelson Mandela take office in 1994, many hailed the election as a sign of a thriving democracy.

Despite maintaining the support of the black majority, the ANC has been criticized over issues including South Africa’s growing inequality, corruption, police brutality, as well as poor education and service delivery, all of which has led to increasing protests. Millions of South Africans remain mired in poverty, and unemployment remains widespread.

Dr Wouter Basson Attempts to Secure a Postponement of his Health Professions Council of South Africa Sentencing Hearing set down for 5 and 6 June 2014

On 18th December 2013, the Health Professions Council of South Africa found Dr Wouter Basson guilty of unprofessional conduct for acts committed whilst he was head of the Chemical and Biological Warfare programme of the South African Defence Force under apartheid.

Khulumani and other organsiations are calling on the HPCSA to remove Dr Basson from the medical register in South Africa, as an appropriate sentence for his egregious violations of medical ethics.

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