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Upington 26

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Twenty-six people were charged with participation in the crowd killing of Municipal Policeman Lucas 'Jetta' Sethwala in Paballelo, Upington, on 13 November 1985. Of the 25 convicted of murder on the basis of common purpose, 14 were sentenced to death. The twenty-sixth person was convicted of attempted murder. The death sentences were later overturned on appeal and most were given prison terms instead. Those serving prison terms were later released as political prisoners.

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A UDF supporter and youth activist who was found dead hanging in his prison cell in Upington, Cape, on 22 October 1986, after one hundred and twenty nine days in detention under emergency regulations.
Was shot and severely injured by members of the SAP in Pabellelo, Upington, Cape, on 13 November 1985, during a political rally.
Was shot dead by SAP members in Paballelo, Upington, Cape, on 11 November 1985. She was pregnant at the time of her death. Several other residents were injured. A community meeting held the previous day to discuss social and political grievances was followed by police shootings and youth attacks on ...
A local Labour Party leader known for challenging discriminatory practices in the area who was shot dead by a named farmer in Upington, Cape, on 29 February 1988. Mr Isaaks had intervened after the farmer had shot at some children.
Was severely beaten by SAP members in Paballelo, Upington, Cape, on 23 November 1985. She was returning from the funeral of a slain activist when police beat her with batons. A local doctor refused to treat her.
Was shot and severely injured by a member of the SAP at Paballelo, Upington, Cape, on 10 November 1985, while she was participating in a community protest march.
... his arrest on 20 November 1985, after which he was charged, with 25 others, for the crowd killing of a member of the Municipal Police. One of the Upington 26, Mr Bekebeke was sentenced to death with 13 others and spent two years on death row until his sentence was commuted to a prison term. He ...
A student and UDF supporter who was detained for a month on 14 June 1986 under emergency regulations at Upington, Cape. His brother, who was detained with him, was later found dead hanging in his cell.
Was shot dead by a named Municipal Policeman in Paballelo, Upington, Cape, on 31 December 1985. The policeman opened fire on people he believed to be responsible for stoning his house.
An ANC supporter who was shot in the leg by members of the Bophuthatswana Police in front of his house in Vergenoeg, Upington, Cape, on 27 May 1993. Mr Basi had just returned from an ANC meeting.
Was beaten by members of the SAP in Prieska, near Upington, Cape, in 1986.
Was assaulted with batons by members of the SAP on her way back from the funeral of an unrest victim in Paballelo, Upington, Cape, on 23 November 1985. A local doctor refused to treat her open wound.
Was the target of persistent police harassment from 1985 to 1987 in Pabellelo, Upington, Cape. She and her children were regularly beaten when police searched the house for her son, who was a political activist. Her son was shot dead in July 1987.
A policeman who was stabbed and injured at his home by a named perpetrator in Upington, Cape, on 27 July 1991, as a result of political hostility towards policemen in the community.
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