Reasons why Nelson Mandela did not revenge but established Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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<p style=”line-height:200%”><b>Establishment of Truth and Reconciliation Commission</b></p>
<p style=”text-indent:.5in;line-height:200%”>A few years ago, Nelson Mandela became the president of the Republic of South Africa. The President has focused on peacemaking other than revenge against the whites who imprisoned him. Under the new government, there is the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). TRC invites perpetrators to open up about their transgressions. It has the ideology that if people speak to one another as fellow humans, gives an opportunity for healing and forgiving and after that allow for reconciliation.</p>
<p style=”text-indent:.5in;line-height:200%”>Nelson Mandela seeks peace for South Africa rather than vengeance. TRC focused on peace accomplishment by investigating federal gross human violations perpetrated in 1960-1994. The idea prevents reoccurring of such atrocities and also unifies the divided nation that is scarred by past conflicts (Goodman, Eyerman, &amp; Alexander, 2015).</p>
<p style=”text-indent:.5in;line-height:200%”>TRC gives amnesty to individuals who fully disclose publicly their involvement in crimes that are motivated politically. Amnesty get viewed as restorative justice that is not concerned with punishment but with healing, harmony, and reconciliation (Fourie, Gobodo-Madikizela, &amp; Stein, 2013). The proceedings came under the full glare of the media.</p>
<p style=”text-indent:.5in;line-height:200%”>In 1994 during elections, Inkatha Freedom Party boycotted election a move that made Mandela worried for the Afrikaner&rsquo;s right. He also understood that the security forces and the military could interfere with the elections. Therefore he made a call to the ex-president P.W Botha to assure him that his agenda was reconciliation not revenge. After winning the elections, the president has kept the promise of forgiveness as an element of his power.</p>
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<p style=”text-indent:.5in;line-height:200%”>President Mandela only demands the truth. He believes that is the only way to acquire full healing after 46 years of brutal apartheid. Deegan (2014), says there is no forgiveness without the perpetrator admitting their transgressions.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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