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De Klerk not above law, says 'People's Poet'

By unknown | Aug 03, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

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Getrude Makhafola

Poet and musician Mzwakhe Mbuli wants former president FW de Klerk to face the music for the apartheid atrocities.

Mbuli cited a 1989 raid at his Pimville, Soweto home by the security police where he was arrested for possession of explosives.

The same house was later attacked with hand grenades.

The "People's Poet" said he was acquitted in 1991 "after state witnesses were forever unavailable".

"At the 2000 Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings Pretorius Kobus Klopper confessed to planting explosives at my house on orders from Vlakplaas," said Mbuli, adding, "FW (De Klerk) is not above the law, he must face the music like others."

Mbuli's remarks come after the National Prosecuting Authority said it would prosecute apartheid-era minister Adriaan Vlok and police chief Johann van der Merwe for trying to kill Reverend Frank Chikane.


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