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Putco bus attack

Seven people were killed when members of the Orde Boerevolk opened fire on a bus full of black commuters travelling on Duffs Road, Durban, on 9 October 1990. The Committee heard that the attack was in retaliation for an incident which had taken place earlier in the day in which PAC and APLA supporters, wearing PAC T-shirts, had randomly attacked white people on Durban's beachfront, killing one elderly person and injuring several others. Three members of the Orde Boerevolk were convicted for the attack and were sentenced to death on 13 September 1991. This sentence was subsequently commuted to 30 years' imprisonment. The Committee granted amnesty to two of the three applicants.

chief Major-General IG Coetzee has called in a crack team of special investigators to solve the mysteries surrounding the killing of six people in a bus ambush at KwaMashu on Tuesday night. // Murderer and former AWB member Eugene Marais has been sentenced to death seven times for the Iveco bus ...
... deviate slightly from their earlier positions on race as a political motive. These three men belonged to the AWB and Orde Boerevolk and attacked a bus of black commuters in Durban in 1990 killing seven passengers. The applicants said this was a revenge attack for an earlier attack on white ...
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