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reply to post by UnlimitedSky
Sincere question : did he ever take responsibility for his past atrocities? I mean is this the view of South Africa, that the man redeemed himself?
South Africa's governing party admitted today that it used torture, executions, and land mines during its fight against apartheid, opening a new chapter in this country's efforts to come to terms with its past.
Senior officials of the African National Congress also said they could have done far more to stop the gruesome practice in the black townships of ''necklacing'' people suspected of cooperating with the South African security forces. Such people were pinned inside a car tire, doused in gasoline, set on fire and left to die.
Party officials had long resisted appearing before the commission, saying their actions were excusable because they had been fighting a ''just war.'' Today's testimony before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission represented a major step toward holding the winners in the struggle against the white apartheid Government accountable for their share of atrocities.
Party Led By Mandela Now Owns Up To Atrocities
well, so long as the convicted terrorist is dead, 133 charges I believe,
He justified the movement's decision, in view of the increasing restrictions on permitted political activity on the part of Africans, to go beyond its earlier use of constitutional methods and Gandhian non-violent opposition to the state, embracing a campaign of sabotage against property (designed to minimize risks of injury and death), while also starting to train a military wing for possible future use.
who did nothing about his fellow countrymen being burnt to death by 'flaming necklace'
I would bet some people are really happy he's gone, and his ex wife was accused of fraud?