PRESS STATEMENT BY
THE INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


GRANTING OF AMNESTY TO 11 RESPONSIBLE FOR SHELL HOUSE MASSACRE OF 28 MARCH 1994

DURBAN :  6 September, 2000

Responding to news that the TRC Amnesty Committee, has granted amnesty to 11 people responsible for the massacre of 28 March 1994, IFP Safety & Security Spokesperson, Velaphi Ndlovu MP, said:

"Eleven people responsible for the massacre of innocent people have today been granted amnesty. They will walk free now but their innocent victims are gone from the lives of their families forever. We hope that those granted amnesty will dwell on the misery that was brought to so many mothers, fathers, wives and children by the loss of their loved ones."

"We accept the amnesty in the spirit of reconciliation and healing but we now hope that the eleven will show their remorse to the families of their victims by asking for forgiveness. If they simply show their remorse to the state and not to those who have been so cruelly bereaved then it will mean nothing."

"If true remorse is shown we can find forgiveness in our hearts, but in that forgiveness, we will never forget our fallen comrades whose innocent blood was so senselessly spilled."

 

For Further Information: 

Mr Velaphi Ndlovu, MP 083 625 0803

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