14 January 2013
The 14 January 2013 marks
the fifth year after the people of Skierlik were brutally massacred by Johan
Nel, and it is reported that the victims of this event are still struggling to
come to terms with this brutal attack that killed their loved ones.
Nel shot 12 people on 14
January 2008 in what was alleged to be racially
of South African Trade Unions in the North
West has joined this years` commemoration but
says they are worried by the manner in which things are done.
Provincial Secretary Solly Phetoe said this event has been used a cash cow for
some individuals who are in positions of power.
said Cosatu has been informed that the families are not involved in these
activities and some consultants continue to promise food parcels and money to
also said that racism is still rife in that area and there is no clear program
of building a united society within the area of Swartruggens.
further said the anti-racism committees led by both the Human Rights Commission
and government was established but has made no progress, only the issue of
forgiveness led by some individuals to benefit from the racial killing of those
poor people killed by Nel in 2008.
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