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TRC Final Report

Page Number (Original) 741

Paragraph Numbers 1 to 3

Volume 3

Chapter 6

Part Appendix

Subsection 1

APPENDIX

Statistics on Violations in the Transvaal

■ NATURE OF THE VIOLATIONS

1 The pattern of violations in the region covered by the Johannesburg office of the Commission is similar to the national picture. The different types of killings reported are shown here.

2 Most people died as a result of being shot, with 1 600 cases being reported, followed by large numbers of unspecified or unknown1 causes of death. The third most common cause of death was stabbing.

3 As in most of the other regions, beating was the most common form of severe ill treatment, followed by shooting:

1 The large number of unknown causes of death is very high, either because the deponent did not specify details, or because inquest documents or police reports were inadequate.
 
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