Fort Calata Foundation says NPA missed deadline in Cradock Four murder prosecution decision

Shamila Batohi
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The Fort Calata Foundation says it’s is deeply disappointed by National Director of Public Prosecutions, Advocate Shamila Batohi, who they say missed the deadline set by her own office to provide the families of Fort Calata, Matthew Goniwe, Sparro Mkonto and Sicelo Mhauli with a prosecutorial decision in relation to their murders.

The Cradock Four were a group of anti-apartheid activists who were abducted and murdered by the apartheid security police in June 1985. 35 years later, their families have not had answers. Foundation spokesperson, Lukhanyo Calata says they are left with no other choice but to approach the courts.

“The matter of the Cradock Four continues to be delayed and the suspects are dying as we saw recently with former apartheid President FW de Klerk. And we can no longer tolerate these delays. So we got no option but to go back to court. And we want the court to give us an order and give us a date. And the NPA must be held responsible towards that date,” says Calata.

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