South Africa's Apartheid Commission Issues Final Report

NPR's Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports from Pretoria that South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission today issued its final report on human rights abuses committed during apartheid. The report said the vast majority of gross violations were carried out by the white minority regime, but it also blamed the African National Congress for abuses in the fight against apartheid. The thirty-five hundred page document concluded that former President P.W. Botha (BOH-tah) is accountable for killings and torture carried out during his rule. It also said Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (mad-dee-keh-ZAY-la) was responsible for killings and torture carried out by her bodyguards.

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