Truth Commission

In part two of her series on South Africa's Truth Commission, NPR's Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports on how the Commission brought the perpetrator of a massacre together with the community in which the killing took place. Brian Mitchell was a police captain who in 1988 ordered the killing of eleven people in the town of Trust Feeds, in KwaZulu-Natal province. After giving Mitchell amnesty, the Truth Commission encouraged him to return to Trust Feeds and apologize to the people there. He did, and many have accepted his apology — and his offer of help in developing the town.



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