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of townships into homelands caused conflict between different political parties in various places:

... planned to incorporate two non Ndebele regions. One of them was predominantly Pedi speaking Moutse. But the people of Moutse resisted both incorporation and independence. The fighting that ensued left over a 150 dead, even more injured and almost all businesses in the region destroyed. ...
But it was in 1986 that the Mbokodo reign of terror really took hold. In one of the most notorious cases of human rights violations in this area between 200 and 360 Moutse residents were abducted and again brought to the Siyabuswa hall. They were subjected to 36 hours of torture and ritual ...
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