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ANC shocked at fire at Boesak`s home

ANC shocked at fire at Boesak`s home

22 March 2000

The ANC is shocked at the possibility that there were sinister forces responsible for the fire which swept the Pinelands home of our former leader Dr Allan Boesak.

Commenting on the issue, ANC Western Cape Leader Ebrahim Rasool said:

"Dr Boesak has made a tremendous contribution to the struggle for freedom. He was a senior UDF leader and became ANC Western Cape Leader in 1993.

"In the first provincial government of unity he served as an MEC and was subsequently appointed ambassador to Geneva.

"When allegations relating to his case erupted, he tended his resignation, unlike Abe Williams of the NNP who still enjoys his salary in Parliament.

"There was no reason for anyone to treat Dr Boesak in this way by gutting his home and endangering the lives of his children. He has a right to be treated equally before the law and have his human rights respected.

"This is the work of cowards and we call on the police to investigate it thouroughly."

Issued by:
African National Congress Western Cape

For any media enquiries, contact ANC Media Officer Gert Witbooi:
082-570-9118.

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