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South African 'truth' row resolved

The last obstacle to the publication of the final report of South Africa’s Truth an Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has been removed. In an out-of-court settlement in Cape Town, the TRC has agreed to amend a number of sections which blamed the mainly-Zulu Inkatha Freedom Party for human rights abuses during the final years of apartheid. The TRC, chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, was set up to investigate human rights violations under apartheid, to advance reconciliation and the reconstruction of a new South Africa. The final report is now set to be published in the first half of this year, opening the way for thousands of victims of the apartheid era to receive compensation. Doctor Mangosutho Buthelezi and his Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) had questioned the findings of the report and a court case was due to begin on Wednesday to challenge 37 entries directly accusing both the IFP and Doctor Buthelezi of human rights abuses. Full Story

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