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The victims' index provides a comprehensive listing of the known victims of politically motivated crimes during the apartheid era, as identified through the TRC.

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The list provides detailed information related to personal loss, death or injury, as well as the victim's age at the time of the incident.

TRC Victims - Letter A

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AARON, Thabo Simon 22An ANCYL member who was shot and severely injured by SAP members at Lephoi, Bethulie, Orange Free State (OFS) on 17 April 1991. Police opened fire on a gathering at an ANC supporter’s house following a dispute between two neighbours, one of whom was linked to the ANC and the other to the SAP and a councillor.References
ABBOTT, Montaigne23A member of the SADF who was severely injured in a landmine explosion in Messina, Transvaal, on 5 May 1987.References
ABDUL WAHAB, Zakier30A member of QIBLA who disappeared in September 1988 after fleeing the country for political reasons. He had been detained several times before he left South Africa.References
ABRAHAM, Nzaliseko Christopher17A COSAS supporter who was kicked and beaten with batons and rifle-butts by members of the Ciskei Police during protests against the Ciskei government at Zwelitsha and Mdantsane, Ciskei, in September 1985.References
ABRAHAMS, Achmat Fardiel21Was shot and blinded in one eye by members of the SAP in Athlone, Cape Town, in August 1976, after the Soweto uprising.References
ABRAHAMS, Annalene Mildred42Was shot and injured by members of the SAP in Robertson, Cape, on 11 April 1990. Police fired teargas into a crowded hall where residents were meeting. Over one hundred people were treated for injuries relating to the subsequent stampede and shootings.References
ABRAHAMS, Ashraf7Was shot and injured by members of the Railway Police on 15 October 1985 in Athlone, in the Trojan Horse incident, Cape Town.References
ABRAHAMS, Derrek30A street committee member who was shot dead by members of the SAP at Gelvandale, Port Elizabeth, on 3 September 1990.References
ABRAHAMS, John (aka 'Gaika')18An MK member who went into exile in 1968. His family last heard from him in 1975 and has received conflicting information from the ANC regarding his fate. The Commission was unable to establish what happened to Mr Abrahams, but he is presumed dead.References
ABRAHAMS, Moegsien23Was stabbed and stoned to death by a group of UDF supporters in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, on 25 May 1986, during a UDF rally following allegations that he was an informer. UDF leaders attempted to shield him from attack, but Mr Abrahams fled the venue. He was then pursued and killed.References
ABRAHAMS, Rashid31Was burnt to death, together with a colleague, when their vehicle was stoned and petrol bombed by protesting youths near Crossroads, Cape Town, on 28 April 1986. Both were employees of an electrical firm and were returning to their office when they were attacked.References
ABRAHAMS, Toyer10Was shot and injured by members of the Railway Police on 15 October 1985 in Athlone, Cape Town, during the Trojan Horse incident. See Trojan Horse incident, Cape Town. References
ACHHURST, EM Was severely injured when MK operatives detonated an explosive outside the South African Air Force (SAAF) headquarters in Church Street, Pretoria, on 20 May 1983. Twenty one people were killed and two hundred and seventeen were injured. The overall commander of MK’s Special Operations Unit and two MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/003 and AC/2001/023). See Church Street Bombing, Pretoria. References
ACKERMAN, David Jacobus 48Was injured when APLA operatives threw hand grenades at and opened fire on the congregation of St James’ Church, Kenilworth, Cape Town, on 25 July 1993. Eleven people were killed and fifty eight wounded in the attack. Three of four APLA members were granted amnesty for the attack. The fourth had his application struck off the roll for failing to attend the amnesty hearing (AC/1998/0018). See APLA attacks. References
ACKERMAN, Marita 45Was shot and killed when APLA operatives threw hand grenades at and opened fire on the congregation of St James’ Church, Kenilworth, Cape Town, on 25 July 1993. Eleven people were killed and fifty eight wounded in the attack. Three of four APLA members were granted amnesty for the attack. The fourth had his application struck off the roll for failing to attend the amnesty hearing (AC/1998/0018). See APLA attacks. References
ACKERMANN, Gerhardus Oliver Was injured when MK operatives detonated an explosive in a car outside the South African Air Force (SAAF) headquarters in Church Street, Pretoria, on 20 May 1983. Twenty one people were killed and two hundred and seventeen were injured. The overall commander of MK’s Special Operations Unit and two MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/003 and AC/2001/023). See Church Street Bombing, Pretoria.)References
ADAM, Alfred Mawonga24A UDF supporter who was shot dead by members of the Municipal Police at New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, on 14 February 1987.References
ADAM, Alfred Mawonga 24A UDF supporter who was shot dead by members of the Municipal Police at New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, on 14 February 1987.References
ADAMS, Zwelinzima Sidwell35Was severely beaten and shot in the leg in Guguletu, Cape Town, in 1986, during political conflict between Witdoeke vigilantes from Crossroads and UDF supporters in KTC.References
ADAMS, Koos29A UDF organiser who was detained for three days during a consumer boycott in Graaff-Reinet, Cape, in June 1985. In detention he was beaten by named members of the SAP. From June to December 1985, he was held at Middelburg Prison, Cape.References
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