Durban - The family of one of the most prominent Umkhonto Wesizwe (MK) combatants who died at the hands of the Eugene De Kock led Vlakplaas apartheid hit squad, wants the ANC to setup a commission of inquiry unearth the truth.
KwaMashu-born Makhosi Nyoka was killed in an ambush in Mkhondo (Piet Retief) in 1988. They feel that while De Kock was eventually named as the killer, some senior people within the ANC, have to account for her death.
Nyoka’s sister, Neli, speaking on the sidelines of the second annual Makhosi Nyoka Lecture, told Independent Media on Tuesday that a fresh internal party inquiry would reveal the truth as they believe some of the information revealed at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was doctored to protect certain individuals.
“We wish to see the ANC probing this matter because what was revealed at the TRC was not the full truth. Everybody there was shielding himself by pointing fingers at De Kock who was already in custody for the crimes,” said the sister.
She said the family was hurt when De Kock apologized to other families for killing their relatives, but he never apologised to the Nyoka family. She said the family still bore the scars of the brutality inflicted on Nyoka.