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Human Rights Violation Hearings

Type HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, SUBMISSIONS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Starting Date 25 March 1997

Location LUSIKISIKI

Day 2 LUSIKISIKI

Names NANIWE MARY MARIBELA NDZIMELA

ADV SANDI: Let us then proceed to Mrs Ndzimela. Are you Naniwe Mary Maribela Ndzimela? You are going to talk about Zofonia Ndzimela?

NANIWE MARY MARIBELA NDZIMELA: (sworn states)

MS NDZIMELA: Yes. I will be talking about my husband Zofonia Ndzimela.

ADV SANDI: Could you briefly tell us what happened to Zofonia?

MS NDZIMELA: The boers took him, detained him in Bizana.

ADV SANDI: You say he was detained for three years?

MS NDZIMELA: Yes. When he came back in the third year he was terribly ill. He would vomit blood and half of his body was paralysed. A short while after that he passed away.

ADV SANDI: For the three years that he was in detention, was there a court case.

MS NDZIMELA: Pardon?

ADV SANDI: Was there a court case? Was he accused of anything?

MS NDZIMELA: I do not know what he did, but he was detained by the boers. I do not know why they detained him. As the previous witnesses said, after he became ill, he passed away in 1982. Yes he passed away in 1982.

ADV SANDI: According to the request to the Commission.... Do you have other requests, other than what is written in

the in the statement? Are you saying that that is all?

MS NDZIMELA: Yes that is all.

ADV SANDI: Thank you madam.

MS NDZIMELA: Thank you Mr Chairperson.

 
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