KHULUMANI MOURNS THE PASSING OF BELOVED MADIBA on 5 DECEMBER 2013:

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‘THE GREAT TREE HAS FALLEN’
We will remember you and strive to embody in our lives
the principles for which you stood so steadfastly.

You reminded us of what is possible.
You called out of us the best qualities of being human.
We are grateful for all you have given us and our country.

We will remember the love and courage
that you demonstrated for all of us.

Tata Madiba, may you rest in peace.
Hamba Kahle, great warrior for truth and justice.

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Khulumani Mamelodi to join Moss Morudu Spiritual Repatriation on Friday October 25 and 26, 2013

Moses Morudu, member of Umkhonto we Sizwe who disappeared on 26 October 1987, aged 22. Moses Morudu, member of Umkhonto we Sizwe who disappeared on 26 October 1987, aged 22.

On Friday and Saturday, 25 and 26 October 2013, members of Khulumani Support Group from Mamelodi in Tshwane will be participating in activities planned to commemorate the life of Mr Moss Morudu following extensive unsuccessful efforts by the Missing Persons’ Task Team (MPTT) in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to find his remains.

The ceremony will involve a SYMBOLIC spiritual repatriation of his remains from the site at which it appears his body was blown up.

Moss Morudu was an internal member of the MK unit that comprised Jabu Masina, Ting Ting Masango, Neo Potsane and Joseph Makhura. Moss disappeared on 26 October 1987, aged 22.

Amnesty applicants from the Northern Transvaal Security Police stated to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) that they had abducted him and held him at Kaallaagte Farm near Hammanskraal where he they had interrogated and tortured him.

Subsequent information indicated that he had been moved from Kaallaagte Farm and killed near the ‘Bophutatswana’ village Kgomo Kgomo in the Makapanstad District. After he was killed, his body was apparently blown up.

Members of the same unit of Security Police were involved in the abduction and torture of Ms Nokuthula Simelane on a farm at Northam near Rustenburg. Ms Simelane was never seen again. Despite the failure of her torturers to disclose what they had done with her body, they received amnesty from the Amnesty Committee of the TRC. The family of Nokuthula Simelane have applied for a judicial inquest into the disappearance of their daughter and sister, Nokuthula.

The schedule for the Moss Morudu Spiritual Repatriation is as follows:

Friday 25 OCTOBER 2013: SPIRITUAL REPATRIATION

06:00              Depart from Morudu Home in Mamelodi

07:00              Ceremony at Kaallaagte Farm where Moss was held

09:00            Mass gathering at Kgomo Kgomo village with representatives from the Moretele Municipality and the Bojanala District Municipality.

11:00              Spiritural repatriation ceremony begins at site on Saagkuildrift Road (between Kgomo Kgomo and Pienaarsrivier)

13:00              Ceremony at Freedom Park with Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development.

16:00              Return to Morudu home in Mamelodi

 Saturday 26 OCTOBER 2013: COMMEMORATION RALLY

14:00               A symbolic reburial of Moss Morudu in Mamelodi

18:00               A special mass at the Catholic Church in Mamelodi

The film features visits to each of the

The film features visits to each of the survivors of apartheid gross human rights violations who featured in the previous film We Never Give Up I, produced ten years ago. The film explores what has happened in the lives of each of the survivors who have sustained the struggle for reparations as members of Khulumani Support Group in the Western Cape.   

We Never Give Up II was launched at the December 2012 National Reparations Dialogue held at UNISA in Pretoria and was also screened at the ‘Engaging the Other’ International Conference held under the auspices of the International Institute for the Study of Race, Social Justice and Reconciliation at the University of the Free State, also in December 2012.

Shirley Gunn is currently in Europe where the full version of the film has been screened at amongst others, the Belfast Film Festival, Brighton University, Surrey University, and School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. The screening at SOAS was also attended by Khulumani board member, Mr Tshepo Madlingozi, presently a PhD student at Birkbeck College in London.

Thank You.
The Khulumani Contact Centre
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