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Minister Masutha to handover the human remains of Michael Lucas

27 October 2017

As part of the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) recommendations, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv Michael Masutha, will officially handover the human remains of United Democratic Front (UDF) member, the late Comrade Michael Lucas in Oudtshoorn (Western Cape) on Tuesday, 31 October 2017.

Michael Lucas, 21, was hanged at the Kgosi Mampuru gallows in March 1988 for the murder of bus inspector William Blaauw during protests in Oudtshoorn in 1986.

The Missing Persons Task Team (MPTT) exhumed and positively verified his remains which are now ready for handover and reburial.

Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date: 31 October 2017
Time: 10:00am
Venue: Banquet Hall, Oudtshoorn Local Municipality Building

For media confirmations contact Mr Kgomotso Makinta on 073 281 9661/

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Enquiries: Mthunzi Mhaga
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services