Murdered apartheid fighters’ families turn to courts for justice
It’s been 21 years since the TRC said the Cosas 4 killers should be prosecuted, but the NPA has done nothing
The families of the Cosas 4 have turned to the courts to force the National Prosecuting Authority to bring the apartheid-era policemen behind the killing of their loved ones to trial – 38 years later.
Eustice Madikela, Ntshingo Mataboge, Fanyana Nhlapo, who were aged between 17 and 21 at the time, were killed, and Zandisile Musi seriously injured when they were blown up in a disused mine pump house in Krugersdorp on Gauteng’s West Rand on February 15 1982.
The four, who were all members of the Congress of South African Students, were dubbed the Cosas 4...