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Special Report Transcript Episode 75, Section 6, Time 54:30
Gideon Niewoudt was for many years a feared security policeman in the Eastern Cape. He has now applied for amnesty for the killing of the Pebco Three, Siphiwo Mtimkulu, Topsy Madaka, Steve Biko and four victims of his car bomb at Motherwell. He also asked for amnesty for assaulting Eastern Cape community leader, Mkhuseli Jack. This week the Truth Commission’s Amnesty Committee decided to deny him amnesty for this assault. The Committee accepted Jack’s testimony and rejected Niewoudt’s version of events. In what must make Niewoudt very nervous about all his other amnesty applications the Amnesty Committee said this week, applicant has not made a favourable impression on us. And significantly they state, we are not persuaded in all the circumstances that the assault was an act associated with a political motive. Before we go a last, very important matter. Victims of gross human rights violations in the period covered by the Truth Commission are entitled to reparation, but they will only qualify if they complete the correct form.
Notes: Max du Preez
GERHARDUS JOHANNES NIEUWOUDT AC/97/0068 AM 3920/97 GRANTED/REFUSED
NEW BRIGHTON, PORT ELIZABETH G J NIEUWOUDT 3920/96