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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 left work on 12 March 1992 to travel home by train to Katlehong, Transvaal. He was never seen again. It is believed he died during an incident of train violence. The East Rand was a key site of train violence with the track from Katlehong to Kwesine station becoming the line with the highest ...
severely injured in Katlehong, Transvaal, while travelling on a train towards Wadeville, on 9 August 1991. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence. The East Rand was a key site of train violence with the track from Katlehong to Kwesine station becoming the line with the highest ...
... stabbed and thrown from a moving train in Katlehong, Tvl, on 27 July 1993, allegedly by IFP supporters. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence. The East Rand was a key site of train violence with the track from Katlehong to Kwesine station becoming the line with the highest ...
... pangas and thrown from a moving train, allegedly by IFP supporters, in Katlehong, Tvl, on 1 July 1991. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence. The East Rand was a key site of train violence with the track from Katlehong to Kwesine station becoming the line with the highest ...
Was shot dead at Kwesine train station in Katlehong, Tvl, on 1 July 1993, allegedly by IFP supporters. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence. 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 ...
Was killed travelling on a train to Soweto, Johannesburg, on 25 June 1991. Between 1990 and 1993, five hundred and seventy two people died in train violence initiated by groups opposed to a democratic transition. See train violence.
Was hacked to death on a train in Dube, Soweto, Transvaal, on 2 March 1992. Between 1990 and 1993, five hundred and seventy two people died in train violence initiated by groups opposed to a democratic transition. See train violence.
... unidentified gunmen boarded a train at Germiston West station and started shooting at passengers in January 1992. The East Rand was a key site of train violence with the track from Katlehong to Kwesine station rated the line with the highest risk in South Africa. See train violence. ...
Was severely beaten at Crown Plaza station in Zola, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 16 September 1993 during train violence on the Rand. See train violence.
Was shot and killed at iKwezi station, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 29 August 1993 during train violence. See train violence.
Was shot and stabbed by armed men who boarded a Soweto-bound train at Jeppe station and began attacking as the train passed George Goch station, on 13 September 1990. The attackers killed about twenty six people and wounded forty five others. See train violence.
Was killed by armed men who boarded a Soweto-bound train at Jeppe station and began their attack as the train passed through George Goch station on 13 September 1990. The attackers moved through three carriages, killing around 26 people. See train violence.
An ANC supporter who was killed after he was thrown from a moving train, allegedly by IFP supporters between Katlehong and Wattville train stations, on 14 October 1992. See train violence.
... The attackers moved through three carriages, killing approximately 26 people and wounding 45 others. Between 1990 and 1993, 572 people died in train violence initiated by groups opposed to a democratic transition. ...
An ANC supporter who was beaten to death and his body thrown from a train by IFP supporters in Soweto, Johannesburg, on 16 August 1990. Mr Kopole had reportedly been singing political songs on the train. See train violence.
Was killed on 13 September 1990 by armed men who boarded a Soweto-bound train at Jeppe station and began their attack as the train passed through George Goch station. The attackers moved through three carriages, killing about 26 people and wounding 45 others. See train violence.
Was hacked to death by armed men who boarded a Soweto-bound train at Jeppe station, and began their attack as the train passed through George Goch station, on 13 September 1990. The attackers moved through three carriages, killing approximately 26 people. See train violence.
He is presumed dead as a result of train violence on 15 September 1992 in Soweto. See train violence.
... Goch station, on 13 September 1990. Ms Mnguni died later in hospital. The attackers moved through three carriages, killing about 26 people. See train ...
Was hacked and injured by armed men who boarded a Soweto-bound train at Jeppe station and began attacking passengers as the train passed George Goch station, on 13 September 1990. The attackers moved through three carriages, killing about 26 people. See train violence.
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