The National Prosecuting Authority should be commended for reopening investigations into commandos who conducted a reign of terror against farmworkers and residents in Mpumalanga in the 1990s.
They have had a free ride following their alleged cosy relationship with justice officials who declined to arrest and prosecute.
After years of waiting, the surviving victims will now be able to meet with 19 of their alleged tormentors in court.
The NPA though should widen its investigation to include officials who colluded with those suspected of having committed these serious crimes that include attempted murder and kidnapping.
The victims have been denied justice for too long.