In a video interview, released 5 years ago to Zek and Arte France, Giovanni Brusca apologizes to the families of the victims. “I thought and decided to release this interview: I don’t know where it leads me, what will happen, I just hope to be understood. I decided (to do it) to come to terms with myself, because the time has come to put my face to it, even if I can’t for security reasons, but it is in the spirit and in the soul [che è nata l’intenzione] to do it. To be able to apologize, forgive, to all the relatives of the victims, to whom I have created so much pain and so much sorrow“.
In the interview published with the unpublished video from the Corriere della Sera website and from the Stampa, the repentant mafia murderer speaks with his face covered.
The man who accused himself of pressing the remote control that detonated the TNT that caused the massacre of Capaci, already on other occasions, especially during the trials, after his collaboration, which was initially controversial, had asked forgiveness from the victims’ families and the state. The last time in February 2019 deposing at the trial on the misdirection of the investigation into the Via D’Amelio massacre in Palermo, he said. “I ask forgiveness to all the victims of the mafia”.
“I have tried (in recent years as a collaborator of justice) – says Brusca in the video interview – to give my contribution, as much as possible, and give a minimum of explanation to the many who seek truth and justice. And I apologize mainly to my son and my wife, who suffered for my sake and are paying even indirectly for what my life choices have been: first as a mafia member, then as a collaborator of justice, because unfortunately in our country those who collaborate with justice are always denigrated, it is always despised, when instead I believe that it is a very important choice of life, moral, judicial but above all human. Because it allows us to put an end to this, Cosa Nostra, which I call a chain of death, a factory of death, neither more nor less . A continuous agony “.
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