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TRC Final Report

Page Number (Original) 417

Paragraph Numbers 67 to 69

Volume 2

Chapter 5

Subsection 10

Responsibility for gross human rights violations

67 The table below indicates the percentage of types of gross violations reported to the Commission for this period (1976-82):

Abduction Killing Severe ill treatment Torture Total
Homeland
Non-homeland
3%
4%
7%
19%
74%
44%
16%
37%
100%
100%

68 The table shows very similar trends in violations to the table for the period 1960-75. Severe ill treatment remains the main violation in the homelands, while severe ill treatment and torture are both key violations in the non-homeland areas.

69 Figure 153 shows a marked increase in violations reported to the Commission in the self-governing Lebowa homeland, along with substantially fewer violations in the other areas. However, it should be noted that there were fewer violations in homelands reported to the Commission in this period than in any other. Figure 160 shows that the main perpetrators for this period were the homelands police and the SAP. Together these graphs indicate that most of the homeland violations for this period probably related to violations by police in Lebowa, which was granted self-government in 1973.

 
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