Nearly twenty years into South African Democracy we need to find answers to some hard questions. Did the negotiations that lead to the new South Africa include an agreement that some of the masterminds of murder would be immune from prosecution? Have these men refused to confess their deed and shame in the certain knowledge that they will not be punished for their crimes? Will the families of Matthew Goniwe, Fort Calata, Sparrow Mkonto and Sicelo Mhlauli – as well as many others – ever know for certain who authorised the murders of their loved ones?
This is the fascinating story of the search for the people ultimately responsible for the deaths of the Craddock Four. Based on factual documentation and court records, it recounts the investigations and political intrigue around the murders. And it demonstrates how this notorious case, more than any other, exposed the inner workings of the apartheid government’s State Security Council.