Condition Detainee: Willem Ratte - Piet Rudolph PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 October 2010 00:30

Willem Ratte

Orde Boerevolk
Posbus 49018
Hercules 0030


18 October 2010


Mr Menzie Simelane
National Director of Public prosecutions



Condition Detainee: Willem Ratte


Commandant Wiilem Ratte is being detained in the Witbank Prison on various trivial charges which we believe to be without substance.

He is on a hunger strike and we also have reason to believe that his condition is deteriorating rapidly.

This is an urgent plea for you to consider his case to establish whether there is a prima facie case against him.

Please allow me to remind you that history have placed upon us the burden of remembrance of a political activist who died for his cause in the hands of authorities who ‘were left cold’ of his plight. I am referring to Steve Bantu Biko.

Willem Ratte is now in you hands. You may show compassion or allow history to repeat itself.

The matter is now in your hands.

Sincerely yours

Piet Rudolph
Convener: Action Comitee: Orde Boerevolk