SABC News | Sport | TV | Radio | Education | TV Licenses | Contact Us
 

Boipatong massacre

Explanation
Forty-five people died and 27 others were seriously injured on 17 June 1992 when several hundred IFP-supporting residents of the KwaMadala hostel launched attacks on the Boipatong community, near Vanderbijlpark, Tvl, during a period of escalating violence between the ANC and IFP in the area. Victims included at least nine children, two babies and 17 women, one of whom was pregnant. Residents were raped, hacked, stabbed, shot, beaten and disembowelled. This attack was allegedly planned and carried out with the aid of the police.

... Triangle region during the era of negotiations, focusing on the 12 January 1991 Nangalembe night vigil massacre in Sebokeng and the 17 June 1991 Boipatong massacre. The security forces were implicated in both incidents. The following segment deals with the Bonteheuwel Military Wing, an ...
June 17, 1992. About 300 residents at the Kwamadala Hostel and members of the security forces turned Boipatong into a place of terror. 49 people died that night. News of the massacre reverberated throughout South Africa and the world. This week, some of the survivors told the Truth Commission their ...
June 17, 1992. About 300 residents at the Kwamadala Hostel and members of the security forces turned Boipatong into a place of terror. 49 people died that night. News of the massacre reverberated throughout South Africa and the world. This week, some of the survivors told the Truth Commission their ...
... Kock and his men to arm and train Inkatha? Was the security police behind the train violence of the early nineties, and involved in massacres like Boipatong? To what extend did they order or approve the wave of mayhem and destruction committed by De Kock and his men over a period of nearly ten ...
... the 1980s as part of a third force. And Vlakplaas and the army’s Directorate Covert Collection also acted as a third force in attacks such as the Boipatong massacre. We can only hope that FW de Klerk, Magnus Malan and Adriaan Vlok will explain this fully to the Truth Commission before the end ...
home to millions of people who work at these industries and their families. They live in grim townships such as Sebokeng, Sharpeville, Bophelong and Boipatong. For some, mostly men from KwaZulu-Natal, this is only a temporary home. They live in hostels and their families remain on the land. Back ...
home to millions of people who work at these industries and their families. They live in grim townships such as Sebokeng, Sharpeville, Bophelong and Boipatong. For some, mostly men from KwaZulu-Natal, this is only a temporary home. They live in hostels and their families remain on the land. Back ...
... a situation where the regime’s control of state power allows it the space to deny and cover up its role in fostering and fermenting violence. The Boipatong massacre is one of the most chilling instances of the consequences of the actions of the FW de Klerk regime. The regime must immediately ...
... a situation where the regime’s control of state power allows it the space to deny and cover up its role in fostering and fermenting violence. The Boipatong massacre is one of the most chilling instances of the consequences of the actions of the FW de Klerk regime. The regime must immediately ...
... period between 1990 and 1994 the country was nearly plunged into chaos. There were mass killings on trains, buses and taxis, the killings at Boipatong, Phola park, the rightwing threat. APLA, the armed wing of the PAC, was carrying out terror attacks on white civilian soft targets. One ...
... Bheki Mlangeni was anyway a member of the ANC. De Kock was very selective in his evidence. He didn’t tell us about the train violence, the Boipatong massacre or his role in the Shell House killings. De Kock said his war never included women, children and innocent civilians. He did not ...
Belville this week as well as in Sebokeng in the Vaal Triangle. In our report next Sunday we will have special features on women and torture and the Boipatong massacre of June 1992. We’ll see you then, goodbye. ...
 
SABC Logo
Broadcasting for Total Citizen Empowerment
DMMA Logo
SABC © 2017
>