TO: All Media
ATT: News Editors, Human Rights Reporters
For immediate release
Friday, 3 June 2022
The trial of the former Security Branch officers accused of Nokuthula Simelane’s murder will start on Monday, 6 June 2022
Press Statement by the Foundation for Human Rights and Webber Wentzel
The trial in the matter of the late Nokuthula Simelane, where Willem Coetzee and Anton Pretorius, two former Security Branch officers are accused of murder, will commence in the courtroom GC of the Pretoria High Court on the 6th of June 2022.
Should the presiding judge grant the permission, the Foundation for Human Rights will be in court to live-stream the trial proceedings via its YouTube page.
The full press release issued by the Foundation for Human Rights in relation to the Coetzee and Pretorius trial, can be accessed HERE.
The full press release issued by the Simelane family, can be accessed HERE.
For media enquiries contact:
Lindiwe Sibiya, Media and Communication Officer, FHR at firstname.lastname@example.org and 082 634 7154
For more information contact:
For more information on the “Unfinished Business of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission” Programme that is run by the Foundation for Human Rights consult our website: https://unfinishedtrc.co.za .
Foundation for Human Rights
The Foundation for Human Rights is a non-profit human rights organization that works to protect and promote human rights in South Africa. The FHR was established in 1996 to address the historical legacy of apartheid, and to promote and advance transformation and human rights based on the new constitution. The FHR implements four main human rights programs: the Constitutional Awareness and Education Programme, the Gender Based Violence Programme, the Unfinished Business of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Programme, and the Community-Advice Offices Programme. Over the last two decades, the FHR has played a major role in promoting the rights of victims of apartheid crimes through supporting the recommendations of the TRC, including justice and account- ability for past crimes, reparations, and access to the TRC archives.
Webber Wentzel Pro-Bono Department
Webber Wentzel Pro-Bono Department provides free legal services to poor and vulnerable members of the public through its pro bono legal practice group. Moray Hathorn who acts for the families is the senior attorney and human rights activists who has served as attorney in several high-profile human rights cases including the reopened inquests into the murder of Ahmed Timol and Dr Neil Aggett.