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Phola park

Explanation
On 8 April 1992, over a hundred residents of Phola Park, Tokoza, Tvl, were severely beaten with rifle-butts by members of the SADF 32 Battalion, in Thokoza, Tvl, after an SADF member was shot and injured in the area. Two women were shot dead and at least four raped during the raid. An investigation by Justice Goldstone concluded that the soldiers had acted in a manner 'completely inconsistent with the function of a peacekeeping force' and recommended that the unit should not be used for peacekeeping duties anywhere in South Africa.

32. Simon Alton Ngwengwa is GRANTED amnesty for incitement of Phola Park Squatter camp residents into attacking IFP members.
I resided in Phola Park at Thokoza. There was violence that erupted and the conflict was between Zulu and Xhosa. Ultimately it led to political violence as well.
waged by the ANC against the IFP in the area of Thokoza. At all material times Applicant was acting either in his capacity as a member of the Phola Park SDU on instructions of his commander or as chairperson of the ANC committee in F- section, Phola ...
... should not harass the community that they are meant to serve. We were also able to indicate that Thokoza should be divided into thirteen sections, Phola Park being the 14th Section. We went on to say that each section should have a commander as indicated in the map behind me and this very same ...
... in the Thokoza area by a committee established by the Goldstone Commission was published. This report included an inquiry into the notorious Phola Park "SDU". There were striking similarities between the DCC proposal to criminally compromise MK members and the activities of this "SDU". ...
the subsequent shoot-out and killing of Mr Oosthuizen and the possession of weapons was a continuation of the objective, namely to move from Phola Park (Thokoza, Alberton) to Inanda (KwaZulu Natal) to assist another SDU structure from attack by IFP's supporters. These are acts ...
... A further reason he believed this was that approximately a week before the incident he apparently saw Ndebele speaking to an ANC leader from Phola Park, one Prince, while he was passing Phola Park in a taxi. Prince had been responsible for Ndinisani's being chased away from Phola Park ...
... members of IFP. So it is during this period that I realised that I should participate. As I said I had an AK and the attackers intended to attack Phola Park. So on our way to Phola Park they were stopped at Thokoza Stadium and it's where the two days attack took place because when I was ...
... a few drinks and I was not satisfied about this and he used to tell us that he was no longer a favourite in his organisation and he was told by the Phola Park residents that he was a Zulu informer and that surprised me because he came during the day on a Saturday with Sabie, whereas he had told ...
... by police agents, and inflicted great damage on popular, ANC-aligned community structures: this was well illustrated in the case of the notorious Phola Park SDU, which was led by an agent of th e SAP, and which we referred to in some detail in our first submission. Another instance of this ...
... that I was not going to make it. Instead they decided because I just, in the car in a way, I sort of collapsed a little bit, they just took me to Phola Park hospital which is I am told it is (indistinct) hospital. They took me there to Phola Park hospital, entered Phola Park hospital, just as ...
MR NTOMBELA: In 1991 when the Xhosa's were fighting Zulus, we heard rumours that the Zulu residents in the location had their addresses taken to Phola Park and our house address had been forwarded to Phola Park too, so we may be attacked since we were Zulu-speaking and we were lost now. Why was ...
MR MQIBI: Comrades Sibusiso Afrika and other many guys because Phola Park were helping us. The only one that I remember was Sibusiso because I sent him to go and tell other comrades and he told other people from Phola Park as well.
... take the decision that he should be killed was - I can't remember well whether it was Saturday or Sunday, IFP members were coming from a funeral at Phola Park, they were coming from attacking, they were attacking Phola Park when they were passing our place. They entered one house and stabbed one ...
MR NKOSI: As a Chief Commander I will attend meetings and we had meetings on Tuesdays. There were 13 sections in Tokoza, including Phola Park, so we will sit and listen to the complaints of these sections and try to find solutions.
... the hostel, and we realised that we could not approach nearer, so I took four of my soldiers, went in to a vehicle, a Sprinter, and we went around Phola Park to Extension 2. That is where we met comrades who had been protecting that area, those were SDU members, we met them and they said we ...
... 1993, and during the year 1993, because of the already volatile situation after the Inkatha members killed members of the community, especially the Phola Park area, they were killing innocent citizens, at times we would find ourselves in a difficult situation whereby we could not move around in ...
... Tokoza who were attacked by hostel dwellers on the second of December. On the 3rd of December another 19 people died and this time it was because Phola Park residents attacked hostel dwellers. By the fourth of December it is said that 85 people were dead. So in two days 85 people died and it ...
As I was a Media Officer of the Youth League in Tokoza, there was a meeting because the war had started between hostel dwellers and the residents of Phola Park. At the time the war started, it wasn't clear that it was a fight between the ANC and the ...
 
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