Editorial: Dealing with the sins of yesteryear

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- mg.co.za | a month ago

And although we should rightly be frustrated with authorities, this week has served to remind us of the failure to effectively deal with a much more heinous crime that involved every aspect of life in this country — apartheid.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was to be a start to the reckoning and the healing, but for this government it conveniently became an end unto itself. Attempts to hold to account many of those people who were instrumental in perpetrating this crime against humanity largely came to naught: first in South Africa and again, more recently, in United States courts.

On numerous occasions it has been this ANC-led government that has scuppered attempts at retribution.

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