The investigation into the plane crash of former Mozambican president Samora Machel should be re-opened, said former apartheid-era foreign affairs minister Pik Botha in a documentary to be aired on Tuesday.
"A Judicial Commission of Inquiry will be able to lay this matter to rest. It will also help in the process of healing between South Africa and Mozambique including the region of southern Africa considering our past," says Botha in a Special Assignment documentary "Death of a President" to be aired on SABC3 on Tuesday night.
"There are progressive judges that could be appointed to chair the commission".
Special Assignment producer Johann Abrahams said new eyewitness accounts emerge about the plane crash in the documentary.
Co-founder of RENAMO, a Mozambican rebel movement, Andre Thomashausen, also calls for a judicial commission of inquiry to probe the new eye witness account made by Hans Louw.