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Mdantsane bus boycott

Explanation
On 18 July 1983, a boycott of the partly government-owned Ciskei Transport Corporation (CTC) buses started in Mdantsane, Ciskei, in protest at an 11 per cent fare increase. The boycott lasted until 15 March 1985, when it was called off at a mass meeting held by the Committee of Ten. During the boycott, members of the Ciskei security forces, backed up by vigilantes, carried out assaults and attacks on commuters to force them to use the buses. On 22 July 1983, five people were shot and wounded by Ciskei security forces at the Fort Jackson railway station. On 3 August, a state of emergency was declared in Mdantsane and a night curfew imposed. Meetings of more than four people were banned and people were prohibited from walking in groups larger than four. The following day Ciskei forces, with orders to stop commuters boarding the trains at all costs, opened fire on commuters at three Mdantsane railway stations. At least six commuters died and many were injured. Two more people were shot dead by Ciskei police within days of the railway station shootings.

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Was severely beaten by members of the Ciskei Police and the Ciskei Defence Force (CDF) on 29 August 1983 at Mdantsane, Ciskei, during the Mdantsane bus boycott. See Mdantsane bus boycott.
A SAAWU member who was shot and injured by members of the Ciskei Defence Force on 4 August 1983 near Mount Ruth railway station, Mdantsane, Ciskei, during the Mdantsane bus boycott. See Mdantsane bus boycott.
Was shot dead by members of the Ciskei Defence Force (CDF) on 4 August 1983 near Egerton railway station at Mdantsane, Ciskei, during the Mdantsane bus boycott. See Mdantsane bus boycott.
Was shot when members of the Ciskei Defence Force (CDF) opened fire on commuters refusing to board buses at Egerton railway station, Mdantsane, Ciskei, on 4 August 1983 during the Mdantsane bus boycott. See Mdantsane bus boycott.
Was shot and injured by members of the CDF near Egerton railway station at Mdantsane, Ciskei, on 4 August 1983 during the Mdantsane bus boycott. See Mdantsane bus boycott.
Was shot and injured by members of the Ciskei Police in Mdantsane, Ciskei, on 22 July 1983 during the Mdantsane bus boycott. He was tortured in detention in 1987 on suspicion of political involvement. See Mdantsane bus boycott.
Was shot by members of the CDF in front of his house in Mdantsane, Ciskei, in 1983, allegedly while he was helping people shot by the police during the Mdantsane bus boycott. See Mdantsane bus boycott.
A SAAWU member who was shot by Ciskei Defence Force (CDF) members on 4 August 1983 at the Mdantsane railway station, Ciskei, during the Mdantsane bus boycott. See Mdantsane bus boycott.
A COSAS member who was shot dead on 6 August 1983 at Mdantsane, Ciskei, in a random police shooting during the Mdantsane bus boycott. See Mdantsane bus boycott.
A SACCAWU member who was beaten and kicked by members of the Ciskei Police in Ciskei during the Mdantsane bus boycott in August 1983. See Mdantsane bus boycott.
Was beaten to death by members of the SAP in a random assault on commuters during the Mdantsane bus boycott in Ciskei on 3 December 1974. See Mdantsane bus boycott.
Was shot and injured by members of the Ciskei Police on 4 August 1983 when she went to board a train during the Mdantsane bus boycott in Ciskei. Se Mdantsane bus boycott.
Was severely beaten by members of the SAP and bitten by police dogs in Wilsonia, East London, on 5 August 1983, allegedly because of her participation in the Mdantsane bus boycott. See Mdantsane bus boycott.
A UDF supporter who was sjambokked and kicked by members of the Ciskei Police in 1983 at Mdantsane, Ciskei. He was taken to NU1 police station in Mdantsane where he was beaten on the forehead with a pistol. The assault occurred after the Mdantsane bus boycott.
A SAAWU member who was sjambokked by members of the Ciskei Police and Ciskei Defence Force (CDF) in 1983 at Egerton railway station, Mdantsane, Ciskei, during the Mdantsane bus boycott. He was taken to NU1 police station in Mdantsane where the assault continued.
Was shot on 4 August 1983 when members of the Ciskei Police randomly opened fire on people in her home at Mdantsane, Ciskei, during the Mdantsane bus boycott.
An ANC activist who was shot dead by members of the CDF near Egerton railway station, Mdantsane, Ciskei, on 4 August 1983, during the Mdantsane bus boycott.
An ANC supporter who was shot and injured by a named member of the Ciskei Police in Mdantsane, Ciskei, on 9 August 1983, while on his way to work during the Mdantsane bus boycott.
Was shot dead by members of the CDF near Egerton railway station, Mdantsane, Ciskei, on 4 August 1983 during the Mdantsane bus boycott.
An ANC supporter who was shot by members of the CDF at Mdantsane, Ciskei, on 4 August 1983 during the Mdantsane bus boycott.
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