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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 E

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EABY, DennisWas injured in what became known as the Magoo’s Bar Bombing in Durban on 14 June 1986. The explosion killed three women and injured at least seventy four other people. Seven MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/128).References
EBRAHIM, Ebrahim Ismail 49An ANC member who was abducted from Swaziland by security agents during a cross-border raid. He was later tortured in Pretoria by members of the Security Police in December 1986. Mr Ebrahim was sentenced to twenty years’ imprisonment for high treason. He was released later on appeal.References
ECKSTEIN, HeidiWas injured in what became known as the Magoo’s Bar Bombing in Durban on 14 June 1986. The explosion killed three women and injured at least seventy four other people. Seven MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/128). References
EDDY, Gordon William Was severely injured when MK operatives detonated a car bomb using a remote control device outside the Ellis Park rugby stadium, Johannesburg, on 2 July 1988. Two spectators leaving the rugby match were killed and thirty seven others sustained minor and major injuries. Four operatives from MK’s Special Operations Unit, including its commander, weregranted amnesty (AC/2001/161).References
EDELSTEIN, Melville LeonardWas killed by protesting students near the Morris Isaacson School, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 16 June 1976. Mr Edelstein, a sociologist for the West Rand Administration Board, was the first white person to be killed in the Soweto uprising.References
EDGAR, CWas injured in what became known as the Magoo’s Bar Bombing in Durban on 14 June 1986. The explosion killed three women and injured at least seventy four other people. Seven MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/128).References
EDWABA, Bonginkosi Samuel17Was one of ten youths from Mamelodi, Transvaal, who were recruited during the state of emergency by a named askari, ostensibly for ANC military training in Botswana. Near Nietverdiend, the youths were forcibly injected with a chemical substance thought to be a sedative. They burnt to death when the vehicle they were in was deliberately crashed and exploded during June 1986. All ten were killed when the vehicle caught alight. Eight operatives from the SADF Special Forces and Northern and Western Transvaal Security Branches were granted amnesty for the operation. See Nietverdiend ambush.References
EDWARDS, Amanda15Was injured when a limpet mine planted by MK operatives exploded during lunchtime at the Wimpy restaurant in Benoni, Transvaal, on 30 July 1988. One woman was killed and at least sixty six people were injured. Four MK operatives were granted amnesty for the planning and execution of the attack (AC/1999/0294).References
EDWARDS, Johanna Catherina Aletta16Was injured when a limpet mine planted by MK operatives exploded during lunchtime at the Wimpy restaurant in Benoni, Transvaal, on 30 July 1988. One woman was killed and at least sixty six people were injured. Four MK operatives were granted amnesty for the planning and execution of the attack (AC/1999/0294).References
EK, CEWas severely 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 injured. The overall commander of M K ’s Special Operations Unit and two MK operatives weregranted amnesty (AC/2001/003 and AC/2001/023). See Church Street Bombing, Pretoria. References
ELESE, De Poutch26An ANC branch chairperson who was repeatedly harassed and raided by police in Crossroads, Cape Town, in 1993. He was an opponent of a local Crossroads leader who was removing people from the area by force. Masked gunmen attacked his home on 19 March 1993 leaving three family members and friends dead and two injured. One perpetrator was later jailed for the attack after being refused amnesty.References
ELESE, Joyce ‘Ndinisa’An ANC supporter who was shot dead by masked gunmen who burst into her home and opened fire on 19 March 1993 in Crossroads, Cape Town. Three family members and friends were shot dead and two injured in the attack. One perpetrator was later convicted and jailed for the attack. He was refused amnesty.References
ELESE, Tinie51An ANC supporter who was shot and injured by masked gunmen who burst into his home and opened fire on 19 March 1993 in Crossroads, Cape Town. Three family members and friends were shot dead and two injured in the attack. One perpetrator was later convicted and jailed for the attack. He was refused amnesty.References
ELLIAS, SophieWas severely beaten by SAP members in Paballelo, Upington, Cape, on 23 November 1985. She was returning from the funeral of a slain activist when police beat her with batons. A local doctor refused to treat her.References
ELLIS, MichaelWas injured when members of MK’s Special Operations Unit detonated an explosive in a car outside the SADF Witwatersrand Command headquarters in Johannesburg on 30 July 1987. At least sixty eight people were injured. Three MK operatives and one UDF supporter linked to MK were granted amnesty for their roles in this attack (AC/2001/0003 and AC/2000/248).References
ELS, Nicholas JohannesA member of the SAP who was shot dead when an MK operative opened fire from a vehicle in Nyanga, Cape Town, on 7 July 1990. He and his colleagues had attempted to stop the vehicle which was occupied by an MK unit. One MK operative was granted amnesty (AC/1999/0331).References
ENGELBRECHT, Johannes Petrus George30A former AWB member and a police reservist who was severely beaten by named members of the SAP in Welkom, Orange Free State (OFS) in March 1991. Mr Engelbrecht had resigned from the SAP and AWB after witnessing the brutal assault of a black person by police. He was branded a traitor and was arrested.References
ENGLISH, K Was injured in what became known as the Magoo’s Bar Bombing in Durban on 14 June 1986. The explosion killed three women and injured at least seventy four other people. Seven MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/128).References
ENKELA, Qoltle Ben4Was shot and injured by a named police officer while playing in the yard at his home in Ditlhake, Koffiefontein, Orange Free State, in April 1990. Police were shooting at a crowd of protesting youth activists as they returned from an ANC-organised march.References
ERASMUS, BWas injured in what became known as the Magoo’s Bar Bombing in Durban on 14 June 1986. The explosion killed three women and injured at least seventy four other people. Seven MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/128).References
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