vineri, 11 iunie 2010

truth versus justice

Boraine, the deputy chair of the TRC, recounts the reaction of a South African woman to the testimony by the killer of her husband:
After learning for the first time how her husband had died, she was asked if she could forgive the man who did it.
Speaking slowly, in one of the native languages, her message came back through the interpreters: “No government can forgive.” Pause.
“No commission can forgive.” Pause.
“Only I can forgive.” Pause.
“And I am not ready to forgive.”