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necklace

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a car tyre filled with petrol used mainly by UDF supporters to burn political opponents, especially those regarded as collaborators and police informers

Types of gross human rights violations by mass movements Burning and the ‘necklace’ 271 In general, the violations perpetrated by supporters of the mass opposition movement in South Africa involved the attacking of vehicles and buildings with stones and petrol-bombs, stones, sticks and ...
... of the burning, his nieces Vuyisa, Priscilla and Nohose Hoboshe were in the house; all died in the fire. 286 A large number of people who were necklaced in the mid-1980s were people perceived to be police ‘informers’. The case of Ms Nosipho Zamela is reported above. 287 Cases of ...
... ruthlessly and methodically attacked suspected Imbokodo members and their families. Scores of suspects were summarily killed, often by the infamous necklace method. 463 At the hearing in Moutse, over 250 statements were made to the Commission regarding the conflict in KwaNdebele and Moutse in ...
Necklacing 518 The necklace became a terrible symbol of the brutalisation of political conflict in South Africa during the mid-1980s and claimed at least 400 lives. Most of the victims were alleged informers, although councillors, police, and chiefs were also vulnerable to this sort of attack. ...
... were carried out through petrol-bombing and arson. The most infamous form of violence, used primarily against alleged informers, was the necklace method. Research sources outside the Commission indicate that at least 400 fatal incidents of necklacing took between 1984 and 1990. ...
... and outside the country and a range of other activities. There were, for example, investigations into: the East Rand uprisings; train violence; necklace murders; vigilante groups in the Western Cape; the Ama-Afrika movement in Uitenhage and Port Elizabeth; the conflict between the United ...
... that involved organisations. A large number of people that were first stabbed to death were later set alight. These are sometimes confused with necklace killings. 297 In certain instances security forces were involved in creating a situation in which people were stabbed. Mr Mthuzimele ...
... David Sello Nhlapo (17) was attacked by unknown members of the A-Team in Parys. He was stabbed and severely beaten, and his attackers attempted to necklace him. His friend Lefu Rasego was beaten to death in the incident. Nhlapo was rescued by friends [KZN/ZJ/007/FS]. 131 The Commission heard ...
... which resulted in seven youths being killed and eight severely injured. In addition, a young woman who was suspected of being an informer was ‘necklaced’48, making her one of the first necklace victims in the country. Whilst Minister le Grange might not have known that Ms Maake Skosana ...
... abducted and killed by burning by ‘comrades’ in Brandfort on 12 July 1990 [KZN/JRW/100/FS]. ANC member Elias Zamani Khathaza died after being necklaced on 20 July 1990 at Lusaka, an informal settlement outside Theunissen [KZN/TIS/023/BL]. 189 In two other reported cases, known and ...
... of being a police informer. Ndlovu was forced to lie on Mbhele’s burnt out vehicle. His daughter watched as he was taken to a rock nearby and ‘necklaced’. Mr Zakhele Gcaba and other youth were implicated by ‘comrades’ at the scene of the proceedings. In both cases, the Attorney-General ...
... with a lack of direct control, can be seen as having led to many gross violations of the rights of others through ‘people’s courts’, ‘necklace murders’ and other brutal acts. Many innocent civilians suffered as a result – killed either by security forces for ‘harbouring’ ...
 
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