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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 L

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LABUSCHAGNE, Casper JeremiahWas shot and 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
LABUSCHAGNE, Lynette VickiWas severely injured when a bomb, planted by AWB members, exploded at a taxi rank on the corner of Odendaal and Victoria Streets in Germiston, Transvaal, on 25 April 1994. Ten people were killed and nine were injured in the blast. Four perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0342). See right-wing attacks. References
LADIERA, JohnnyWas injured when a car bomb, planted by MK operatives, exploded outside the NBS building in Witbank, Transvaal, on 24 October 1988. The building was used for commercial purposes, but also housed the Witbank Security Branch offices. Three people were killed and over twenty were injured, mainly civilians. Two MK operatives were granted amnesty for the bombing (AC/2000/055). References
LADIERA, Louis GornesWas injured when a car bomb, planted by MK operatives, exploded outside the NBS building in Witbank, Transvaal, on 24 October 1988. The building was used for commercial purposes, but also housed the Witbank Security Branch offices. Three people were killed and over twenty were injured, mainly civilians. Two MK operatives were granted amnesty for the bombing (AC/2000/055). References
LADLOKOVA, Mzolisi Pilton43A PAC supporter who was shot dead by ANC supporters at his spaza shop in Qumbu, Transkei, on 2 January 1992 during political conflict in the area. References
LAHNER, ZWas 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 various roles in this attack (AC/2001/0003 and AC/2000/248).References
LAKABE, Thomas PuleWas stabbed to death on 17 June 1992 in the Boipatong massacre in Boipatong, near Vanderbijlpark, Transaal, which left forty five people dead and twenty seven seriously injured. Thirteen perpetrators were granted amnesty. A further three applications were refused (AC/2000/209). References
LAKEYI, Meanwell23Was shot dead by named members of the SAP in George, Cape, on 15 February 1986, during protests by residents against the pending forced removal of the Lawaaikamp settlement to Sandkraal. References
LALA, NelsonWas injured when a pipe bomb planted by members of the AWB exploded on 25 April 1994 at a taxi rank on the corner of Blood Street and Seventh Avenue in Pretoria. Three people were killed and four injured in the blast. During the pre-election period the AWB targeted taxi ranks, bus stops and railway stations, predominantly used by black people, the majority of whom they believed to be ANC supporters, in order to derail the April 1994 elections. Six perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0342). References
LALA, Thozamile Solomon39Was shot by members of the SAP in Vereeniging, Transvaal, in 1993. Mr Lala was walking with his sons at the time of the attack. References
LALI, Zwelitsha33An ANC supporter who was shot dead by members of the Ciskei Defence Force (CDF) in Bisho, Ciskei, on 7 September 1992 during an ANC protest march to demand free political activity in Ciskei. Thirty people were killed and two hundred people were injured in what became known as the Bisho massacre. Two members of the former CDF were refused amnesty for the shooting (AC/2000/122). References
LALLA, RaymondAn ANC and SACP member who was tortured at Bethlehem, Orange Free State (OFS), by Port Natal Security Branch members during interrogation on 13 July 1990 in connection with an ANC operation codenamed Vula. Four Security Branch operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2000/120). References
LAMANI, Edward Madonela58He lost his home in an arson attack in June 1986 during the mass destruction of KTC informal settlement, Cape Town, by Witdoeke vigilantes, acting with the tacit approval and aid of the security forces. Over sixty thousand people were killed and twenty thousand homes destroyed in the attacks. References
LAMANI, Kholisile Headman 21A UDF supporter who was shot by members of the Municipal Police in Grahamstown, Cape, on 8 December 1985. Police had implicated Mr Lamani in an attack on councillors’ houses in the area. See councillors.References
LAMANI, Tango Dumile24Was detained on 24 July 1986 during the state of emergency in Zwide, Port Elizabeth. While in detention, he was tortured by attempted suffocation. See police brutality. References
LAMBERT, JoanaWas injured when MK operatives detonated a limpet mine in a dustbin at the Vanderbijl Square bus terminus, Johannesburg, on 21 September 1988. Nineteen people were injured and a number of vehicles and buildings were damaged. Two MK Special Operations operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2000/056). A late application by a third operative was dismissed. References
LAMBERT, RobHe suffered severe emotional trauma as a result of an arson attack on Khanya House, the headquarters of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, in Pretoria on 12 October 1988. The victims weretrapped in the burning building for some time before being rescued. Twelve Vlakplaas operatives and seven other Security Branch Headquarters operatives, including senior personnel, were granted amnesty (AC/2000/215).References
LAMOLA, Piet Molatlhegi61Was severely beaten by IFP supporters in Zeerust, Transvaal, on 5 January 1991. Mr Lamola was accused of burning down a house during a period of intense violence in the area. References
LAMPRECHT, CraigA scholar who was injured when APLA operatives opened fire on the vehicle in which he was travelling at Eikenhof, Transvaal, on 19 March 1993. The perpetrators had allegedly targeted a schoolbus transporting white children, but attacked the Mitchley vehicle when this failed. Three people were killed and two were injured in the attack. One APLA operative was granted amnesty (AC/2000/147) References
LAMULA, Bongani Petros 27Was shot and severely injured by members of the SADF at his aunt’s house at Mshayazafe, Mooi River, Natal, on 20 June 1991 in a period of intense political violence in the area.References
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