By Tunicia Jegels
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a landmark process that has become a model for other countries going through a transformative process following mass human rights violations. The mammoth process 20 years ago is generally regarded as a success but its shortfalls continue to haunt survivors of apartheid atrocities. These ghosts have come in the form of flawed reparation processes, inadequate redress, and failure to prosecute those who were denied amnesty by the commission. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission began its work in December 1995 and ended six years later. It was chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Dr. Alex Boraine as the vice chair.
In this series, KayaFM looks at the quest for justice 25 years into democracy and what has arguably been a betrayal of the landmark process which saw over 20 000 people give submissions.