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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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He died when he was stabbed and thrown from a moving train in Mzimhlophe, Soweto, Transvaal, on 20 November 1992. See train violence.
Was stabbed, shot and thrown off a train in Daveyton, Tvl, on 13 November 1992. See train violence.
Was killed on 27 April 1990 while on a train from Kagiso to Johannesburg. His body was later found on the railway line. See train violence.
Was beaten and stabbed several times by IFP supporters on a train near New Canada Station, Johannesburg, on 22 July 1992. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence initiated by groups opposed to a democratic transition
Was severely beaten by IFP supporters on a train between Croesus and Langlaagte stations in Johannesburg, on 25 February 1992. See train violence.
Was stabbed to death and thrown from a moving train by IFP supporters between New Canada and Faraday stations in Johannesburg, on 28 November 1991. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence initiated by groups opposed to a democratic transition.
Was stabbed and thrown from a moving train by IFP supporters between Germiston and Boksburg, Tvl, on 27 August 1992. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence initiated by groups opposed to a democratic transition.
Was assaulted on a train and forced to jump into a dam by named perpetrators in Johannesburg, on 7 August 1993. Some passengers were killed. See train violence.
An ANC supporter who was shot and injured in train violence in Germiston, Transvaal, on 13 November 1991. Five armed IFP supporters boarded the train and opened fire on the commuters.
Was severely assaulted and pushed off a moving train in Orlando, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 28 November 1991. See train violence.
Was severely injured when thrown from a moving train on 21 June 1993 in Johannesburg, allegedly by IFP supporters. See train violence.
Was stabbed to death and thrown from a moving train by IFP supporters between New Canada and Faraday stations in Johannesburg, on 28 November 1991. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence initiated by groups opposed to a democratic transition.
fire, killing three people and injuring three others. Mr Mnguni was a hawker at the taxi rank and was killed when trying to flee from the attackers. Train violence was a common occurrence in the early 1990s in an attempt to destabilise the negotiation ...
An ANC supporter who was shot and injured by IFP supporters while travelling in a train in Soweto, Johannesburg, on 5 April 1991. See train violence.
A COSATU member who was hacked to death by IFP supporters while travelling on a train near Orlando Station, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 10 September 1992. See train violence.
An IFP supporter who was stabbed to death by ANC supporters in Soweto, Johannesburg, on 11 September 1990 when he and other commuters were attacked on a train. See train violence.
An ANC supporter who was injured when thrown from a moving train by IFP supporters in Germiston, Transvaal, on 17 May 1991. See train violence.
Was shot on the left leg and injured by IFP supporters on a train in Johannesburg, on 20 January 1991. See train violence.
An ANC supporter who was hacked to death and thrown from a moving train by IFP supporters at New Canada, Transvaal, in October 1993. See train violence.
He died when he was thrown from a moving train by alleged IFP supporters in Katlehong, Transvaal. See train violence.
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