Fonds BC1213 - KTC Trial Papers

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KTC Trial Papers


  • 1975-1992 (Creation)

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76 archive boxes

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Administrative history

Estab­lished in 1979, the LRC uses the law as an instru­ment of jus­tice for the vul­ner­a­ble and mar­gin­alised, includ­ing poor, home­less and land­less peo­ple. The LRC has four offices in Cape Town, Dur­ban, Gra­ham­stown and Johan­nes­burg.

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Donated by the Legal Resources Centre.

Scope and content

Complete record of the case of PN Mzamka and 20 others vs. Minister of Law and Order (Case no. 13082/86).

Includes summaries of evidence, affidavits, witnesses’ statements, exhibits, KTC Relief Fund and dissolution of the Trust.

Trial in which the South African Police were accused of complicity in the destruction of homes in the KTC squatter camp by witdoeke vigilantes from Crossroads in 1986.


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Contact University of Cape Town Libraries: Special Collections for information about accessing this collection.

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  • English

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Only a high-level description of the collection is maintained in AtoM. For a list of contents, go to

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KTC Trial Records (BC991).

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