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Human Rights Violation Hearings
Type HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, SUBMISSIONS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Starting Date 25 March 1997
Names THEOPHILUS NDLOVU BONGOZA
MR BONGOZA: When I was first arrested they brought me to Lusikisiki and I was arrested alone. And then they transferred me Umzimkhulu for five months. I was not ill-treated in Umzimkhulu because when I arrived there I was praying, I was singing church songs. And the police, because I was behaving well they did not ill-treat me, but the food was bad. We used to eat beans which were not healthy.
MR BONGOZA: About the Nquzo mountain, the people who died there and who were buried there and the way they died. When I look at that mountain I can see that it is not well looked after. I would like the Commission to build a police station there so that mountain can be looked after. If the Commission would help to build a police station in that place I would be glad.
MR BONGOZA: Yes I would agree with that, but that will not help much. That is why I am asking for the Commission to build a police station there, so that the police would look after that place. If there will be a monument there, it will not have good meaning.
MR BONGOZA: I do not know where Mr Swart is because since I was released I never contacted him, because when I was released I told myself that I will not agree with the Government and I was scared of the Government.
MR BONGOZA: Yes I have another request to the Commission that I sold most of my cattle to pay for Mr Swart. I would like the Commission to build a church in my area because it was only God who helped me to be released. I would like the Commission to build a church. That is my request.