Chairperson of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Archbishop Desmond Tutu flew to the Southern Cape town of George in November 1996 in a bid to persuade former President PW Botha to appear voluntarily before the commission. Tutu said that out of respect for Botha's age and health, he would prefer not to have to subpoena him. The commission had earlier heard evidence implicating Botha in the bombing of Khotso House in Johannesburg in the 1980s. Botha ultimately refused to comply with a court order to give evidence to the commission, and was convicted for contempt of court, but the conviction was overturned on appeal.