The Minister of correctional services
Sibusiso Ndebele will meet with the victims of the 1996 Worcester bombing on
Wednesday, as part of Correctional services Victim Dialogue programme.
67 victims are arriving by train from Worcester to meet the
youngest Worcester bomber at the Pretoria central
The bombing happened on Christmas Eve in
1996, the blast killed four people, three of which were children and nearly 70
people were injured.
Spokesperson Logan Maistry said through the
Victim Dialogue Programme the Correctional Services Department is embarking on
a renewed focus to bring victims of crime, offenders and communities together,
so that relationships can be restored and forgiveness sought.
Maistry adds that the main thrust of the
programme is to keep as many as possible away from imprisonment, to reconstruction
of family units and community systems as well as victim support and empowerment
while pursuing the rehabilitation of those already incarcerated to well managed
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