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This is an archive of the Treatment Action Campaign's public documents from
December 1998 until October 2008. I created this website because the TAC's
website appears unmaintained and people were concerned that it
was becoming increasingly hard to find important documents.
The menu items have been slightly edited and a new stylesheet applied to the site. But none of the documents have been edited, not even for minor errors. The text appears on this site as obtained from the Internet Archive.
The period covered by the archive encompassed the campaign for HIV medicines, the civil disobedience campaigns, the Competition Commission complaints, the 2008 xenophobic violence and the PMTCT, Khayelitsha health workers and Matthias Rath court cases.
On 7 April, Thembinkosi Ntukani, 24, and Bonga Sibhozo, 19, were sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of Nandipha Makeke. According to SAPA, Magistrate Robert Matshikwe said Tukani and Sibozi acted without reason and remorse and deserved to be removed from society.
On 2 April, Sibhozo and Ntukani were found guilty of murder and the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Sibhozo was found guilty of rape and Ntukani was found to have been an accessory to the rape.
Today, 8 April, TAC filed an urgent application at the Cape High Court for protection against Yanga Janet who has been intimidating and threatening TAC members in Harare, Khayelitsha. The Court granted an interim protection order. Janet had been one of the four accused in the Makeke case, but the charges against him were dismissed because of lack of evidence.
Janet was served with the court papers on 7 April. His brother was served with court papers today. The court ruled that if Yanga wants to oppose the interdict he has to file an affidavit with the court by 12 May 2008. TAC will return to court on 22 May 2008 to ask the court to issue a final order.
Copies of the protection order will be sent to all the Western Cape branches especially the Harare branch in Khayelitsha for all TAC members to see and for the branches to show other community members. If Yanga intimidates, threatens, harms or breaks into any of the properties belonging to TAC members, the police will be made aware and he will be arrested. All TAC members have been urged to report any intimidation by Yanga and his friends. The court order also prevents him from hiring or asking anyone to intimidate, threaten or harm any TAC member. TAC Khayelitsha would like to thank the ALP and the advocates that have assisted us in getting the court order.