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Boipatong massacre

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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.

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was scared to accompany them, I did these things every day, but I had something else going, so I could not accompany them. It was the same with the Boipatong massacre, a days few before that they also told me that they were handed over a large amount of weapons by Vlakplaas members and that will ...
MATTER: BOIPATONG MASSACRE
be able, perhaps, to draw conclusions about any common characteristics on features that may be part of events of this kind, massacres as here, as in Boipatong, KwaMakuta etcetera. From 1990 to 1994 we were as if riding a roller coaster, sometimes we would be on the crest of a wave of optimism as ...
... to show that the ANC formed part of a scheme that was all out deliberately engineered towards indicating that there was police involvement in the Boipatong massacre, as and when it took place in June ...
would like to recommend to the Commission that the Commission identifies one appropriate day where a commemoration for the Sharpeville, Sebokeng and Boipatong massacre can be held. This, in our view, should not be attended by political formations only, but churches, businesses and so on be ...
MR HLONGWANE: As far as I can recall it could have been two to three weeks after the Boipatong massacre. Those were very difficult times, we were always on guard, guarding our township. On that very same day, that night I was at the Checkers Tavern, we were sitting there. Many people were there ...
MS SEROKE: Are you referring now to the Boipatong Massacre?
... don't know if I will be able to prove any more, complicity to the extent that the SADF saw this group of attackers on their own statements, leaving Boipatong and doing nothing about ...
MR STRYDOM: Do you know if that was written on the wall before the Boipatong massacre or thereafter?
CHAIRPERSON: Yes, what I'm asking from you is there is nothing that you could admit before this Committee as having done in regard to the massacre in Boipatong because you didn't take part in that massacre?
MR BERGER: Chairperson, there is no doubt that Sergeant Peens was in Boipatong in a police casspir with other policemen on the night of the massacre. Of that there is no doubt now. If he is shown to be lying about his times, if he is shown to be lying about what he says happened whilst he was in ...
CHAIRPERSON: As we understand your evidence you never committed any act of violence in relation to the Boipatong massacre.
for example, between July 1992 and June 1993, 253 women and 58 children were killed, and 315 women and 211 children were injured; in the case of the Boipatong massacre, no fewer than 25 of the 46 dead were women and children, described by the Human Rights Commission in 1993 as "a clear example of ...
MR MOKHALI: After the Boipatong Massacre, Comrade Mandela suspended Codesa II. ...(intervention)
... the night of the massacre, but before - a week, two weeks. Was it the custom of the Commando to patrol the streets of Vanderbijlpark inclusive of ...
CHAIRPERSON: No forget for the moment about what the charges were and what the Court found, I want to find out from you whether did you consider yourself to have done anything wrong in regard to the massacre in Boipatong?
MR STRYDOM: Now an allegation was made during the trial of this Boipatong Massacre case, that the allegation was made by one of the state witnesses that you bragged afterwards that you have raped a woman. The witness also testified that he did not believe you and he thought that it was - you were ...
CROSS-EXAMINATION BY MR MEY: ... that Rooikop, alias - that Greef, alias Rooikop and Mr Tshaka were not involved in the Boipatong massacre.
... letter in which it was stated inter alia that the applications are incomplete, that the applications relate to the charges in connection with the Boipatong Massacre and that the outstanding information would be furnished in due course. The reason for the incomplete nature of the application ...
... Council of State, it appeared as if the ANC SACP Cosato Alliance was determined to create an incident, possibly a tragedy similar in scope to the Boipatong massacre in the presence of the UN monitor and the international media. ...
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