FW never accepted apartheid declared crime against humanity - TRC Commissioner
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was held in South Africa after the end of apartheid to provide a platform for victims and perpetrators of violence.
Yasmin Sooka, a commissioner at the TRC talks to Clement Manyatela on The Midday Report.
He never accepted that legally apartheid was declared a crime against humanity by the General Assembly of the United Nations.Yasmin Sooka, Former commissioner - Truth and Reconciliation Commission
If you look at all of the public utterances he never accepted responsibility.Yasmin Sooka, Former commissioner - Truth and Reconciliation Commission
I don't think an inquest would be the correct legal framework to use but I would certainly argue that if we began the prosecutions in a number of cases still awaiting some kind of finalisation...then I think you would be able to build a direct link to FW de Klerk as somebody who was the State Security Council.Yasmin Sooka, Former commissioner - Truth and Reconciliation Commission
She cites the Cradock Four and the Pebco Three.
I do think it is important to canvas his complicity.Yasmin Sooka, Former commissioner - Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Listen to the interview below:
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