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train violence

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Train violence first emerged in July 1900 with a series of attacks on commuters travelling on the Johannesburg-Soweto line, leaving one person dead and about 30 injured. Between 1990 and 1993, approximately 572 people died in more than 600 incidents of train violence. What started as unplanned group attacks and individual killings became more frequent planned, orchestrated incidents involving large groups of people. Gunmen would open fire from railway station platforms or spray commuters with bullets from inside coaches. Perpetrators of such attacks were intent on causing general terror rather than achieving a clear political objective. Train violence appeared to have been initiated by groups opposed to a democratic transition and the possibility of an ANC-led government. Both IFP members and members of the security forces were implicated in perpetrating attacks.

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Was stabbed with knives and severely beaten on a train bound for Germiston, Transvaal, on 27 November 1992. A group of unidentified men boarded the train and attacked Mr Themane when he could not produce his identity document. See train violence
He died after being stabbed, hacked and thrown from a moving train by IFP supporters at Ikwezi, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 14 October 1993. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence initiated by groups opposed to a democratic transition.
He survived being stabbed, severely assaulted and thrown from a moving train in Nancefield, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 10 October 1992. See train violence.
Was severely injured at New Canada Station, Soweto, Johannesburg, in July 1992 when she was pushed from a moving train by unidentified assailants. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence initiated by groups opposed to a democratic transition.
Was thrown from a moving train after he was severely beaten and stabbed between Croesus and Langlaagte stations, Johannesburg, on 28 April 1992. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence initiated by groups opposed to a democratic transition.
Was stabbed to death and thrown from a train between Croesus and Langlaagte stations, Tvl, on 24 April 1992. See train violence.
Was severely injured when he was stabbed and thrown off a train in Katlehong, Transvaal, on 19 November 1991. The East Rand was a key site of train violence with the track from Katlehong to Kwesine station becoming the line with the highest risk in South Africa.
A PAC supporter who was fatally shot by members of the SAP in Queenstown, Cape, in December 1962. Police opened fire on passengers as they alighted from a train, killing at least three people. The incident became known as the `Queenstown station massacre`. See train violence.
An ANC supporter who was shot dead by IFP supporters at Park Station, Johannesburg, in October 1993. After increasing train violence, unions established train sectors to inform commuters on social and political issues, as attackers allegedly announced that they were looking for `Mandela`s ...
Died after being hacked with an axe and thrown from a moving train by IFP supporters in Germiston, Transvaal, in September 1992. During September there were 17 attacks on trains in the area, with 13 related deaths and 30 injuries. See train violence.
Was beaten, stabbed and thrown from a train by IFP supporters in Wadeville, Tvl, on 1 December 1992. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence initiated by groups opposed to a democratic transition.
... Germiston and Kempton Park stations, Transvaal, on 11 November 1993. The perpetrators shot at Mr Ndela and one other person, killing both. See train violence. One SDU member was granted amnesty for the incident (AC/2001/086). ...
and his body was found in a train compartment at Braamfontein station, Johannes-burg, on 23 February 1990. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence initiated by groups opposed to a democratic transition. ...
Was shot dead on a train between Kwesine and Wadeville stations, Germiston, Tvl in July 1993. See train violence.
Was killed after she was thrown out of a moving train on 15 October1992. See train violence.
Was thrown from a moving train by IFP supporters on 28 January 1992 in Soweto, Johannesburg. See train violence.
An ANC supporter who was stabbed and severely injured in her chest and fingers on 13 May 1993 while travelling on a train from Johannesburg to Benrose station, Tvl. See train violence.
Was severely injured when he was stabbed and thrown from a moving train by IFP supporters between Croesus and Langlaagte stations, Johannesburg, on 16 September 1992. See train violence.
... 1993. The perpetrators shot at Mr Zondi and one other person, killing both. One SDU member was granted amnesty for the incident (AC/2001/086). See train ...
An ANC supporter who was beaten, stabbed and shot by IFP supporters before being thrown off a train near Dube station, Transvaal, on 13 June 1992. See train violence.
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