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train violence

Explanation
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 hacked to death with a panga and thrown from a train near Denver station, Johannesburg, on 16 December 1990. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence initiated by groups opposed to a democratic transition.
An ANC supporter who died when an IFP member assaulted him and threw him from a moving train in the Johannesburg area on 29 November 1991. One perpetrator was granted amnesty (AC/1999/0256). See train violence.
... 1992. Passengers in the adjacent coach were singing freedom songs when the shooting began. The attackers then entered Mr Mkumatela`s coach. See train ...
Was stabbed to death on a train between Germiston and Katlehong, Transvaal, on 22 September 1992. The East Rand was a key site of train violence with the track between Katlehong and Kwesine stations becoming the line with the highest risk in South Africa.
Was permanently injured when he was pushed from a moving train and shot five times in the back by IFP supporters in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on 14 April 1992. See train violence.
An ANC supporter who was shot and severely injured by IFP supporters on a train to Germiston, Transvaal, on 27 January 1991. See train violence.
He died when he was shot and thrown from a moving train by IFP supporters at Elsburg Railway station, Germiston, Transvaal, on 9 October 1991. See train violence.
An ANC supporter who was severely beaten and thrown from a moving train by IFP supporters in Soweto, Johannesburg, on 27 July 1990. See train violence.
Was hit on the head and pushed from a moving train by IFP supporters between Croesus and Longdale stations in Johannesburg, on 10 June 1992. See train violence.
An ANC member who sustained head and back injuries when thrown from a moving train by IFP supporters in Germiston, Transvaal, on 9 September 1991. See train violence.
Was stabbed to death by IFP supporters on a train from Johannesburg to Braamfontein, on 28 March 1994. Mashimbyi was stabbed by IFP supporters on their way to a meeting at the Library Gardens in Johannesburg. See train violence.
Was shot dead by IFP supporters on a train between New Canada and Longdale Stations, Johannesburg, on 11 March 1992. Between 1990 and 1993, five hundred and seventy two people died in train violence.
Was stabbed to death by unidentified perpetrators at the Nancefield station, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 8 May 1992. See train violence.
Was stabbed to death by IFP supporters in Johannesburg, on 4 June 1992. See train violence.
An ANC supporter who was shot in train violence at the station in Daveyton, Transvaal, on 15 June 1992. Mr Mhlanga was shot in the head and pelvis, resulting in paralysis of his right leg.
Was severely injured at Orlando station, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 8 September 1993. See train violence.
Was severely assaulted by hostel-dwellers on 24 August 1976 at the Mzimhlope train station, Soweto, Johannesburg, in the wake of the Soweto uprising. The State encouraged hostel-dwellers to attack members of the community who adhered to a stayaway called to protest the continued violence against ...
Was shot dead at Inhlazane railway station, Soweto, on 8 September 1990. Between 1990 and 1993, five hundred and seventy two people died in train violence allegedly initiated by groups opposed to a democratic transition.
Was hit on his heel trying to evade IFP supporters attacking commuters at Braamfontein station, Tvl, on 13 October 1992. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence allegedly initiated by groups opposed to a democratic transition.
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