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East Rand violence

Explanation
From mid-1985 until the early 1990s, East Rand townships experienced some of the most violent conflict ever experienced in the PWV area. Train violence, taxi violence, conflict between township residents and hostels, between ANC self-defence units (SDUs) and IFP self-protection units (SPUs) and the activities of the Khumalo gang resulted in an unprecedented number of deaths and injuries. Covert operations by security force members also contributed to a general escalation of violence in the region. The security forces repeatedly ignored warnings of impending attacks and frequently refused to become involved in what it termed the 'black-on-black' conflict. They were accused by many of orchestrating and fanning conflict in order to undermine and weaken the recently unbanned ANC.

... 1992 to travel home by train to Katlehong, Transvaal. He was never seen again. It is believed he died during an incident of train violence. The East Rand was a key site of train violence with the track from Katlehong to Kwesine station becoming the line with the highest risk in South Africa. ...
... Kwesine train station in Katlehong, Tvl, on 1 July 1993, allegedly by IFP supporters. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence. The East Rand was a key site of train violence with the track from Katlehong to Kwesine station becoming the line with the highest risk in South Africa. ...
... from a moving train, allegedly by IFP supporters, in Katlehong, Tvl, on 1 July 1991. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence. The East Rand was a key site of train violence with the track from Katlehong to Kwesine station becoming the line with the highest risk in South Africa. ...
... from a moving train in Katlehong, Tvl, on 27 July 1993, allegedly by IFP supporters. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence. The East Rand was a key site of train violence with the track from Katlehong to Kwesine station becoming the line with the highest risk in South Africa. ...
Was shot and injured when members of the SAP opened fire on residents discussing IFP violence in Daveyton, Transvaal, on 24 March 1991 during ongoing political violence on the East Rand.
Katlehong, Transvaal, while travelling on a train towards Wadeville, on 9 August 1991. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence. The East Rand was a key site of train violence with the track from Katlehong to Kwesine station becoming the line with the highest risk in South Africa. ...
... in Katlehong, Transvaal, when unidentified gunmen boarded a train at Germiston West station and started shooting at passengers in January 1992. The East Rand was a key site of train violence with the track from Katlehong to Kwesine station rated the line with the highest risk in South Africa. See ...
Damane disappeared in Katlehong, Transvaal, in March 1992 during ongoing political violence on the East Rand.
... Transvaal, in 1993. Reverend Mbhekisini Khumalo’s IFP-aligned vigilante gang based in Tokoza was a significant participant in the conflict on the East Rand and was allegedly involved in the murder of key political leaders in Tokoza. The violence perpetrated by the gang reached its height in ...
the next day. The incident occurred after an ANC march past a Tokoza hostel on 22 May 1993 led to a dramatic escalation of political violence on the East Rand, leaving at least eighty people dead. Mr Mbatha and his father-in-law were allegedly killed because they were Zulu-speaking and their ...
Was stabbed to death on a train between Germiston and Katlehong, Transvaal, on 22 September 1992. The East Rand was a key site of train violence with the track between Katlehong and Kwesine stations becoming the line with the highest risk in South Africa.
Was seriously injured when he was hacked with an axe and shot in the chest in Tokoza, Transvaal, allegedly by IFP-supporting hostel-dwellers, on 14 August 1990 after violence erupted on the East Rand during August 1990.
Was severely injured when he was stabbed and thrown off a train in Katlehong, Transvaal, on 19 November 1991. The East Rand was a key site of train violence with the track from Katlehong to Kwesine station becoming the line with the highest risk in South Africa.
 
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