Yasmin Sooka | Who let the perpetrators of apartheid crimes get away?

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The recent comment by the ANC’s legal head, Krish Naidoo, that “apartheid victims should move on” also demonstrates utter contempt for those victims’ families. They cannot move on, as they have been betrayed by the state’s failure to enforce their rights and give them closure. By contrast, the perpetrators of the crimes that shattered their families have certainly been able to get on with their lives.

More than 300 apartheid cases handed over by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to the NPA in 1998 “probably fell through the cracks”.

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