Siphokazi Magadla

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“Prime Evil” de Kock, the apartheid assassin who was convicted on 89 charges and sentenced to 212 years in prison, is to be released. While he has a right to seek parole, the claim by Minister Masutha that de Kock’s release serves “nation building and reconciliation” is objectionable. It is the kind of rhetoric that silences rather than builds the nation.