Lees die eerste amnestie aansoekers se brief aan die President van Suid-Afrika

Van die Boerevolk Politieke Gevangenes is tans besig met hul amnestie aansoeke en verskeie briewe gaan aan die President van Suid-Afrika gerig word deur verskeie amnestie aansoekers.

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LEES DIE EERSTE BRIEF VAN DIE EERSTE AMNESTIE AANSOEKERS, nog briewe sal volg:

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Honourable President Zuma,

Petition for Presidential Pardon

On accord of art. 84 (2)(j) we hereby request you in your capacity of President of the Republic of South Africa the granting of Presidential Pardon.

We ask for your pardon on account of three main reasons:

1) We have been found guilty of Treason, a purely political crime
2) The justice system has failed us
3) The injustice of the judicial process

1. We have been found guilty of Treason, a purely political crime:

In the history of South Africa, all persons found guilty of High Treason were pardoned for their acts, except Jopie Fourie, who was executed. We were part of the so called “Boeremag”. In 2002 a proclamation was made to proclaim the restoration of the South African Boer Republic. A war was declared to restore the Boer peoples’ claim of self-determination. Our acts were purely political motivated and in accordance with the international law. Whether we were acting in accordance to international law or not, is not relevant in this petition. The facts are that we denounce any action which is not in line with the international law and contra a peaceful, juristic and diplomatic solution for the benefit if national peace and prosperity for all ethnic groups in the Republic of South Africa. We are of opinion that should your pardon be granted, it would be a clear statement of the Constitutions’ preamble and of international human right portraying the principle of the “Believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity.”

2. The justice system has failed us:

We were not being incarcerated without a trial, but we are incarcerated “by means of a trial”. The constitutions’ Bill of Rights article and international accepted right protecting the right of an accused “to have their trial begin and conclude without unreasonable delay” is denied in our situation. We were held captive by a main trial that continuing for more than 11 years. Most of us without bail and some with the most severe bail conditions. After the completion of the main trial, we were additionally sentenced with the shocking to 35 years incarceration, after an 11 year trial!
For the past 4 years, since October 2013, we tried to appeal, without success. Due to volume of the case, with a record of 61 000 pages and our incarceration conditions, some of the accused were not in a position to appeal, other had to launch leave to appeal applications in person, because of the delays of the Legal Aid Board for legal representation. But none of us
were able to launch an appeal because of the above mentioned factors. The international maximum time accepted for a fair trial is acknowledge as 10 years from the arrest till the completion of all judicial processes. We are being incarcerated for 15 years and the end of our judicial process is not even in sight.

3. The injustice of the judicial process:

Although we portrayed many unfair practices in our case, such as entrapment, disregard of the Geneva Conventions, disregard of privileged consultation, right to legal representation and various other arguments, we would only argue one fact to you regarding pardon and that is the procedure of state witnesses on accord of art. 204 of the Criminal act. During the trial, 23 people were charged with Treason. Yet they used 300 state witnesses’ affidavits in the proceedings. These people acknowledging their acts as part of the organization. Of these 300 witnesses only 30 testified and the 270 people who declared their involvement (some were more involved than some of the accused) suffered no judicial consequences. Most were never charged and are still living free. There is no danger to the Republic nor did any activities occur afterwards. Two of the witnesses were refused amnesty by the court, but the NPO refused to prosecute them. If our acts were “of such horrible and unforgivable nature, putting so many lives in danger”, why would 270 of these people who confirmed their involvement with these acts be granted to walk free without any consequence, but only 23 people and even only about 13 would suffer more than life sentences? Be denied justice and be tried in such a marathon case that the volume in itself prevent us from any further judicial remedies.

We are willing to give our full cooperation to work towards a successful South Africa.

We therefor ask for your pardon to end this injustice and help us to help build a better and prosperous South Africa.

With regard

Dr. J (Lets) Pretorius
Dr. J Pretorius
Dr. W Pretorius

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