Thursday, September 2, 2004

Apartheid-era graveyard found

News24 reported recently that an Apartheid-era graveyard has been found. The article
edited by Tisha Steyn read "The Scorpions confirmed reports that they had discovered a secret apartheid-era graveyard containing the remains of 18 members of Mkhonto We Sizwe (MK), SABC reported on Monday. The remains were believed to have been buried by security police in the former Bophuthatswana homeland in the mid 80s. Police investigators said some of the victims were believed to have been blown up while trying to set off land mines. Others appeared to have been burnt to death by means of "fake necklacing". Former Truth Reconciliation Commission commissioner Dumisa Ntsebeza said some of the dead MK members could have been victims who were mentioned during amnesty applications".