Rose Richards


Our reporter at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s hearings in the Western Cape today has confirmed the TRC’s continued intention to thoroughly investigate the claims of all applicants for blanket amnesty in the wake of widespread protests following the TRC’s latest findings. Closer to home, fires continue to rage out of control in the Boland, where the highest temperatures in fifty years have been measured. Afire warning has been issued to people living in the Helderberg area and many electrical services have been rendered useless by massive blackouts in the Cape Town metropole. A spokesperson of the principal electrical supplier explained that burning ashes on the main cables are thought to have played a role. Linda Botha is on the spot bringing



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