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Nangalembe night vigil massacre

Explanation
On 12 January 1991, 45 people were killed by members of the Khetisi Kheswa gang at a night vigil for ANCYL member Christopher Nangalembe. Gang members had been responsible for killing Mr Nangalembe on 5 January in political conflict that stemmed from the appearance of gang leader Khetisi Kheswa before a 'people's court', which included Mr Nangalembe, at which Kheswa was called to account for the death of a young woman and other crimes. In the attack on the night vigil, gang members opened fire and lobbed hand grenades at the gathered mourners. Eleven gang members, including Khetisi Kheswa, were acquitted of charges relating to the attack, due to lack of evidence. The attack precipitated the formation of ANC self-defence units (SDUs) in the Vaal area.

... Sebokeng we hear evidence of IFP and hit squad violence in the Vaal 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 ...
... week Mandla Nangalembe identified his brother’s kidnappers as members of a local gang affiliated to Inkatha and allegedly armed by the police. A vigil was held on the night before the funeral. The family had been warned that violence was likely and so they asked police for protection, but the ...
... week Mandla Nangalembe identified his brother’s kidnappers as members of a local gang affiliated to Inkatha and allegedly armed by the police. A vigil was held on the night before the funeral. The family had been warned that violence was likely and so they asked police for protection, but the ...
38 men and women died that night. Mandla Nangalembe insists the police were involved in the massacre, but his allegations have never been thoroughly been investigated and no one has been convicted for the slaughter.
38 men and women died that night. Mandla Nangalembe insists the police were involved in the massacre, but his allegations have never been thoroughly been investigated and no one has been convicted for the slaughter.
... most of the people are injured outside here.’ People who knew him whilst he was still alive wanted to come and pay their last respect in a night vigil because in the night vigil there were people who were going to express themselves, show sympathy to the family, console the family members as ...
... most of the people are injured outside here.’ People who knew him whilst he was still alive wanted to come and pay their last respect in a night vigil because in the night vigil there were people who were going to express themselves, show sympathy to the family, condole the family members as ...
The day after the Sebokeng night vigil massacre the house of Emma Kheswa and her son, Khetisi Kheswa, was burned down. It was retaliation. Many believed that Khetisi was responsible, not only for the death of Christopher Nangalembe, but for the killing of 38 people at the vigil one week later.
The day after the Sebokeng night vigil massacre the house of Emma Kheswa and her son, Khetisi Kheswa, was burned down. It was retaliation. Many believed that Khetisi was responsible, not only for the death of Christopher Nangalembe, but for the killing of 38 people at the vigil one week later.
 
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