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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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She lost her leg when she was pushed from a train at Crown station, Johannesburg, on 23 September 1986. See train violence.
An ANC supporter who was stabbed in the eye by IFP supporters on a train between Jeppe and Benrose stations, Transvaal, on 13 September 1990. See train violence.
An ANC supporter who died when he was hacked with a panga and thrown out of a moving train by IFP supporters in Johannesburg on 29 October 1993. See train violence.
An ANC supporter who was attacked with iron bars and knobkieries by IFP supporters in a train near Boksburg, Transvaal, on 7 July 1992. See train violence.
Was severely beaten by IFP supporters while travelling on a train in Soweto, Johannesburg, on 30 April 1991. See train violence.
Diko lost an arm after being shot and pushed from a moving train in Mofolo, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 9 September 1991. See train violence.
Was shot dead by IFP supporters on the train from Katlehong to Tembisa, Transvaal, on 10 July 1993. See train violence.
Was attacked, beaten with spiked sjamboks and thrown from a moving train by IFP supporters between Phomolong and Mzimphlophe stations in Soweto, Johannesburg, in June 1991. See train violence.
Was shot and injured by bullets fired from a passing train in Benoni, Transvaal, on 20 February 1994. See train violence.
Was severely beaten by IFP supporters while travelling on a train in Johannesburg, on 3 July 1993. See train violence.
An ANC supporter who was stabbed in the body and eye by IFP supporters on a train travelling between Phomolong and Phefeni stations in Soweto, Johannesburg, on 15 October 1993. See train violence.
An IFP supporter who was stabbed and thrown out of a moving train by ANC supporters in Alberton, Transvaal, on 15 July 1993. See train violence.
Was killed on 15 October 1992 after he was thrown out of a moving train near Mlamlakunzi station, Soweto, Johannesburg, by perpetrators allegedly linked to the IFP. Two people were killed in the attack and eight were wounded. See train violence.
An ANCWL member who was killed on a train between Khwezi and Nhlanzani stations, Soweto, Johannesburg, by a group of men armed with pangas, knives and an AK47. Her body was found at Baragwanath Hospital on 23 April 1991. See train violence.
An IFP supporter who was shot in the hand on a train in Tokoza, Transvaal, during May 1993. See train violence.
Was injured when he was stabbed and thrown from a moving train by IFP supporters while travelling from Nancefield to Orlando, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 10 November 1993. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence initiated by groups opposed to a democratic transition.
Was killed when thrown from a moving train by IFP supporters in Tembisa, Transvaal. His body was found next to a railway line in Kaalfontein and taken to a mortuary where his family found him on 24 September 1993. Both his feet were crushed and his arm was cut off. See train violence.
Was beaten to death and thrown from a moving train between Toronga and Cleveland stations in Johannesburg, on 28 July 1992. See train violence.
An ANC supporter who was killed when thrown from a moving train between Katlehong and Wadeville stations in Katlehong, Transvaal, on 20 August 1993. Between 1990 and 1993, five hundred and seventy two people died in train violence.
... place because the train was transporting mostly Xhosa-speaking commuters presumed to be ANC supporters. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence initiated by groups opposed to a democratic ...
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