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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 B

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BAARD, AmosWas injured in a hand grenade explosion in Kimberley, Cape, on 25 May 1993, during an ANC protest march to the Bophuthatswana consulate. Two MK operatives threw a hand grenade at the building, but it bounced back into the crowd, killing one person and injuring forty one others. Two ANC members were wrongly convicted of the killing. Four MK and ANC members, two of whom denied guilt, applied for amnesty, which was refused (AC/2000/053 and AC/2000/241).References
BAARD, Frances Goitsimang52An ANC member and trade union organiser who was detained and tortured by members of the SAP in East London during 1963. She was held in solitary confinement for a year in North End prison, Port Elizabeth, and then sentenced to five years’ imprisonment, which she served in Kroonstad prison. On her release in 1969 she was banished to Mabopane, near Pretoria.References
BAARDMAN, Tusetso Henry36Was arrested in Molteno, Cape, in February 1965 and severely tortured by named members of the SAP at the police station in Burgersdorp, Cape. He was then imprisoned on Robben Island, Cape Town, for twelve years.References
BAARTMAN (PEZISA), Watu June AudreyHer home was petrol bombed in Nyanga, Cape, on 9 November 1977, in the violent aftermath of the Soweto uprising. Her infant daughter was killed and her son seriously injured in the attack.References
BAARTMAN, Ben Kopi35An ANC member from Worcester, Cape, who was banished to Zululand in 1959. He fled to Swaziland in 1961. He was deported to Tanzania in 1984 when the Swaziland government banned the ANC from operating on Swazi territory.References
BAARTMAN, Grace 2Was burnt to death when her parents’ house was petrol bombed in Nyanga, Cape Town, on 9 November 1977, in the aftermath of the Soweto Uprising. The attack was allegedly carried out by school students, who considered Grace’s father to be a traitor because he was an Afrikaans teacher.References
BAARTMAN, Phinda Gladstone 36A UDF supporter who was beaten, stabbed, and had his left ear and fingers burnt off in an attempted ‘necklacing’ by other UDF supporters at Fort Beaufort, Cape, on 13 April 1985. Mr Baartman was accused of being a collaborator.References
BAARTMAN, William 4Was severely burnt and injured when his parents’ house was petrol-bombed in Nyanga, Cape Town, on 9 November 1977, in the aftermath of the Soweto Uprising. His face and hands were left severely deformed. The attack was allegedly carried out by school students, who considered William’s father to be a traitor because he was an Afrikaans teacher.References
BAAS, Jeffrey Tebogo 11Was shot and injured in his home in Tembisa, Transvaal, on 3 March 1991 by IFP supporters allegedly supported by SADF members. The Baas home was attacked because the area’s Xhosa-speaking residents were assumed to be ANC supporters.References
BAAS, Nkele Maria 6Was shot dead by IFP supporters during an attack on her home in Tembisa, Kempton Park, Transvaal, on 3 March 1991. The Baas home was attacked because the area ’s Xhosa-speaking residents were assumed to be ANC supporters.References
BAAS, Princess Ntombizodwa 32Was shot and injured by IFP supporters during an attack on her home in Tembisa, Kempton Park, Transvaal, on 3 March 1991. Ms Baas’s children were also shot during the incident. The Baas home was attacked because the area ’s Xhosa speaking residents were assumed to be ANC supporters.References
BAATJIE, Piet NdabeniWas beaten to death by a named perpetrator during political conflict in Port Elizabeth on 23 August 1974.References
BAATJIES, DesmondWas shot dead on 15 July 1985 by named members of the Security Branch and the SAP during the 1985 school boycotts in Masizakhe, Graaff-Reinet, Cape.References
BAATJIES, Lourens Johannes17Was shot and injured by SAP members who were dispersing a march in Ashton, Cape, on 17 May 1989.References
BAATJIES, Zolile Eric20Was shot dead by members of the SAP during protests in Soweto, Port Elizabeth, on 23 July 1986.References
BABA, Khayalethu19An ANCYL supporter who was detained, tortured and interrogated by members of the Ciskei Security Police at Peddie, Ciskei, in June 1992, allegedly for information regarding MK operatives and their meetings. He was released only when he promised to consider becoming an informer.References
BABA, Mbonambi7Was shot dead during a shoot-out between the ANC and the IFP at a political rally at King Zwelethini Stadium in Umlazi, Durban, in February 1992.References
BABE, Keitumetse Yvonne17Was one of several people tortured by named SAP members in Huhudi, Vryburg, Cape, on 16 June 1986, following a commemoration service for victims of the Soweto uprising in June 1976. The detainees were tortured at Vryburg police station and then interrogated at a farm called Blou Gom.References
BABUPI, Pule EdwardWas severely beaten by members of the Bophuthatswana Police while protecting the SRC president during a student protest at the University of the North West in Mafikeng, on 7 May 1993.References
BACELA, Lungile18An ANC supporter who was found hanged in his cell while serving a fourteen-year sentence at Kirkwood Prison, Cape, in 1988. Mr Bacela had been convicted of a killing that took place during a consumer boycott in 1987.References
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