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Special Report Transcript Episode 52, Section 3, Time 12:30

During South Africa’s transition period between 1990 and 1994 the country was nearly plunged into chaos. There were mass killings on trains, buses and taxis, the killings at Boipatong, Phola park, the rightwing threat. APLA, the armed wing of the PAC, was carrying out terror attacks on white civilian soft targets. One such an attack was the Highgate massacre in East London which claimed the lives of five people and shattered the lives of many others. At the last human rights violations hearing in the Eastern Cape this week survivors and victims’ families spoke frankly about their pain and bitterness.

Notes: Max du Preez

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TRC Victims Glossary
Was shot dead when members of APLA carried out an attack on the Highgate Hotel, East London, on 1 May 1993. Five people were killed and several others injured. See APLA attacks.
Was shot and injured when APLA members carried out an attack on the Highgate Hotel, East London, on 1 May 1993. Five people were killed and several others injured. See APLA attacks.
Was injured when members of APLA carried out an attack on the Highgate Hotel, East London, on 1 May 1993. Five people were killed and several others injured. See APLA attacks.
Was shot when members of APLA carried out an attack on the Highgate Hotel, East London, on 1 May 1993. Five people were killed and several others injured. See APLA attacks.
Was shot and injured when APLA members carried out an attack on the Highgate Hotel, East London, on 1 May 1993. Five people were killed and several others injured. Mr Gontshi was working at the bar of the hotel when he was shot. See APLA attacks.
Was seriously injured when members of APLA carried out an attack on the Highgate Hotel, East London, on 1 May 1993. Five people were killed and several others injured. See APLA attacks.
 
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