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Wynberg Seven

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Seven school students were arrested during student protests in Wynberg, Cape Town, in 1985 and were charged and convicted of public violence for which they served prison terms of one to two years. The highly publicised trial drew attention to the thousands of students and youth sentenced to prison terms for public violence, effectively criminalising protest activity.

just pulled them out so that they pretended to be that group of Ama Cabasas who were on an attack. And from the direction that they came from is the Wynberg police station and then entered Alexandra, attacked all those targeted areas and they attacked all those areas where it was places of our ...
... gunshot wounds; Mr Christopher ‘Rasta’ Piet sustained twelve bullet wounds in the head. The outcome of both inquests was a finding by the Wynberg magistrate, Mr Hoffmann, that the seven men had died during a legitimate anti-terrorist operation. Cape Times journalists Tony Weaver and ...
... court but a tribal court. I was instructed to immediately see to it that Ngxobongwana was released on bail. I ‘phoned the State Prosecutor at Wynberg Magistrate’s Court and related the instructions which I had received from the Brigadier to him. That same afternoon Ngxobongwana was ...
municipal elections. In one of three simultaneous attacks on June 16, a homeless man, Mr Elliot Mphathio Ketelo, was killed at a dustbin outside the Wynberg magistrate’s court in which explosives had been placed. MK member Mr Allan Ndodomzi Mamba was later convicted for this killing. Ten ...
... the conflicts, became targets for attack. On 8 July 1991, civic chairperson Mr Michael Mapongwana and Mr Ntini Mtshintshi were returning from Wynberg court along Lansdowne Road when they were stopped, pulled out of their vehicle and shot dead [CT00836]. Several WEBTA individuals were later ...
... funeral of Mr Michael Dirading (19), a member of the Student Representative Council at Alexandra High School, who was shot by a security guard in Wynberg. As mourners made their way back from the graveyard, they were confronted by a large contingent of security police. Soon after people arrived ...
... of his nose. He was – he was just shot at the back by very many, many bullets. Commissioner Ntsebeza: Were you called in to any court? Maybe in Wynberg? Mr Juqu: Yes sir, I was called at Wynberg… They asked me, is this your son? I said, yes he is. He said, ja he is dead. So I said, so what ...
... a reopened inquest in 1989. The outcome of both inquests, despite opposing eyewitness accounts and conflicting forensic evidence, was a finding by Wynberg magistrate Hoffmann that the youths had died in a legitimate antiterrorist operation. 401 Following a lengthy investigation by the ...
... and Wesson revolver was found in the plastic packet. Explosive expert Warrant Officer Theron took possession of a grenade. 373 At the inquest, Wynberg magistrate G Hoffman found that Dakuse was killed by police acting in self-defence. No photographs were presented to the inquest hearing of ...
... promised to release me so that I can attend the funeral … [if] I should sign this paper. 118 Ms Shirley Gunn [CT00792/HEL] was detained at the Wynberg police station in Cape Town along with her sixteen-month-old unweaned son. The hygienic conditions were inadequate and the cell was drafty ...
... P.J.Ref: Ann. 125-611961 Judicial Commission on Langa Location RiotsMandate: To inquire into and report on the riots in Langa, district of Wynberg, Cape of Good Hope, on 21 March 1960.Date of Report: 1961Chair: DIEMONT, M.Ref: Ann. 126-611963 Commission appointed to inquire into the ...
... and secretly buried by the Natal SAP. 23 They were all named as involved in this incident in the statement that Mzwandile Vena allegedly made to a Wynberg magistrate after his arrest in Cape Town in 1988. ...
 
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