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APLA attacks

Explanation
During the early 1990s, the PAC proclaimed a military strategy of a 'protracted people's war', which involved the infiltration of APLA guerrillas into the country to conduct rural guerrilla warfare. The initial targets of such attacks were members of the security forces and white farmers who were perceived to be the frontline of defence for the former apartheid government. A 'repossession unit' was also set up, in which APLA cells conducted armed robberies on the instructions of the APLA High Command to raise funds andor obtain weapons and vehicles to enable APLA to carry out its military strategy. Civilians were killed or injured in many of these robberies. In 1993, attacks on civilians increased sharply with a series of high-profile attacks by APLA cadres on public places, including restaurants, hotels and bars, in urban areas. These were usually, but not always, places frequented by white civilians. The PAC/APLA claimed that the attacks were not racist in character, but directed against the apartheid government as all whites, according to the PAC, were complicit in the policy of apartheid. The 1993 attack on the St James' Church, Kenilworth, Cape Town, produced the highest number of casualties, with 11 people dead and 58 injured.

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Was shot dead by named APLA members on 27 August 1993 near Umtata, Transkei. Her father was also killed in the attack. See APLA attacks.
... dead by named APLA members on 27 August 1993 while delivering milk near Umtata, Transkei. Mr Meyers` daughter was also killed in the attack. See APLA attacks. On 9 May 1989, Mr Meyers, then a SARHWU member, had been stabbed and sjambokked in a confrontation between SARHWU strikers and ...
A member of the SAP who was shot and killed by APLA operatives at the police quarters in Tsakane, Brakpan, Transvaal, during August 1993. See APLA attacks. One perpetrator was granted amnesty (AC/2001/067).
... regarded by the perpetrators as ‘whites’. A vehicle was also stolen during the attack. Two perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/2001/271). See APLA attacks. ...
A member of the Transkei Police who was shot dead by APLA members on 28 March 1994 while he was on duty at the Willowvale police station, Transkei. See APLA attacks.
... Transkei, on 18 February 1993. The perpetrators robbed the university of R500 000 and shot three security guards, one of whom was killed. See APLA attacks. One perpetrator was granted amnesty ...
Was shot dead when members of APLA carried out an attack on the Highgate Hotel, East London, on 1 May 1993. Five people were killed and several others injured. See APLA attacks.
... grenades, stormed the Yellowwoods hotel, in Fort Beaufort, Cape, and opened fire on staff and patrons. One person was shot dead in the attack. See APLA attacks. Three perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/2000/225). ...
Was shot and injured when APLA members carried out an attack on the Highgate Hotel, East London, on 1 May 1993. Five people were killed and several others injured. Mr Gontshi was working at the bar of the hotel when he was shot. See APLA attacks.
A member of the SAP who was shot and wounded on 13 July 1993 when the vehicle in which he was travelling was fired on at Heilbron, Tvl. See APLA attacks. Three APLA members were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0002).
A civilian who was shot and injured when APLA operatives attacked the Heidelberg Tavern in Observatory, Cape Town, on 30 December 1993. Four people were killed and seven were injured during the course of the attack. Three perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/1998/0026). See APLA attacks.
A civilian who was assaulted and severely ill-treated during an attack on a farmer at Stormberg, Verkeerdevlei, Orange Free State (OFS), on 12 February 1992. The farmer was killed in the attack. Four APLA members were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0297). See APLA attacks.
He survived the bombing of his Spur steak house by APLA members in Queenstown, Cape, on 3 December 1992. One person died and twenty one people were injured in the explosion. See APLA attacks.
... in Umtata, Transkei, on 18 February 1993. The perpetrators robbed the university of R500 000, shot Mr Mankumba and injured two other people. See APLA attacks. One perpetrator was granted amnesty ...
Was injured when APLA operatives opened fire in the Crazy Beat Disco in Newcastle, Natal, on 14 February 1994. See APLA attacks.
Was shot and killed when APLA operatives, armed with automatic weapons and hand grenades, stormed the Yellowwoods Hotel, in Uitenhage, Cape, and opened fire on staff and patrons on 23 March 1993. Three perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/2000/225). See APLA attacks.
Was shot when members of APLA carried out an attack on the Highgate Hotel, East London, on 1 May 1993. Five people were killed and several others injured. See APLA attacks.
... March 1993 and opened fire on staff and patrons. One person was shot dead in the attack. Three perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/2000/225). See APLA attacks. ...
Was seriously injured when members of APLA carried out an attack on the Highgate Hotel, East London, on 1 May 1993. Five people were killed and several others injured. See APLA attacks.
A passenger on a Translux bus who was injured when APLA operatives opened fire at the Gamka River Bridge, Beaufort West, Cape, on the 27 August 1993. Eight people were injured in the attack on the bus. One perpetrator was granted amnesty (AC/2000/167). See APLA attacks.
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