Slain MK veterans family demands the truth about her death
Nokuthula Simelane was abducted by security police in Johannesburg in the 1980s & tortured.
JOHANNESBURG The family of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) veteran Nokuthula Simelane have called on the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to reveal the truth about her death.
Simelane was abducted by security police in Johannesburg in the 1980s and was brutally tortured for five weeks on a farm in the North West.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was never able to solve the mystery surrounding her death, despite hearing evidence about her murder.
Her family now wants the High Court in Pretoria to force the NPA to make a decision on the case.
This year marks 32 years since Simelane disappeared, and her family still dont have any answers.
Her sister Thembi Ngadimeng said Nokuthula has been betrayed by the government.
The process that the government undertook didnt finish and doesnt seem like it will go further. We want to be told the truth of her demise, and we will surely embrace it.
The family said it hopes the NPA, which has had Simelanes docket for nearly 14 years, will decide on a prosecution soon.
WATCH: Thembi Ngadimeng, sister of slain MK veteran Nokuthula Simelane, has appealed to the NPA for action over the 14-year-old docket.