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Minister Lamola to preside over the handover ceremony of the exhumed remains of Apartheid Victim

06 September 2019

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Lamola, will preside at the hand-over ceremony of the exhumed human remains Mr Patrick Mvundla on Saturday, 7 September 2019 at Naledi Community Hall in Soweto, Gauteng.

Mr Mvundla is one of the revolutionary martyrs who perished at the hands of South African Defence Force (SANDF) due to apartheid atrocities that befell our country in the eighties.

According to the TRC Report, he was a former Umkhonto we Sizwe Regional Commander who was shot dead on 28 March 1988 in an attack by operatives of the SANDF Special Forces at a house in Phiring, near Gaborone in Botswana. The house was then set alight. His killers were refused amnesty for arranging a bogus arms cache to be “discovered” as a pretext for the raid. His remains were exhumed in Botswana on 24 July 2019 by the Missing Persons Task Team (MPTT), in line with the TRC recommendations.

The members of the media are invited as follows:

DATE:            07 SEPTEMBER 2019
TIME:              09:00
VENUE:          NALEDI COMMUNITY HALL, SOWETO, JOHANNESBURG

For media confirmations contact Lerato Monethi 072 898 0079/ lerato.monethi@dcs.gov.za or Mr Solly Kganyago on 063 489 7073/ skganyago@justice.gov.za

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

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