WPA didn’t direct civil rebellion – Westmaas

Historian and Working People’s Alliance (WPA) member Dr Nigel Westmaas yesterday maintained that his party never declared a civil rebellion under the former People’s National Congress (PNC) government but one happened anyway.

Westmaas was at the time continuing his testimony for a second day before the Commission of Inquiry into the June 13, 1980 death of Walter Rodney, at the Supreme Court Law Library, where the commissioners and PNCR attorney Basil Williams butted heads during his cross-examination.

Westmaas was cross-examined for hours by Williams, who questioned him on suggestions made by WPA members that there had been a  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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