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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 ME-MJ

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MEDUPE, Itumeleng James Nango 22An ANC supporter who was shot dead by unidentified attackers in Welkom, Orange Free State (OFS), on 9 May 1992. The killing took place at a time of heightened political tension and boycotts in the area.References
MEER, Fatima 47She was president of the Black Women`s Federation at the time she was detained without trial in Durban for five months in 1976. Other members of her family were detained at the same time.References
MEER, ICWas banned in 1976, allegedly because of his family`s opposition to apartheid. His wife, son and son-in-law were detained without trial for five months in the same year, following the Soweto uprising. References
MEER, RashadWas detained without trial in Durban for five months in 1976, allegedly because of his mother`s affiliation to the Black Women`s Federation.References
MEGALE, Mpho EllenA political activist who was arrested and tortured by named members of the SAP in Mamelodi, Pretoria, on 9 June 1988.References
MEGKWE, Pelo GabrielWas beaten and injured by members of the Mandela United Football Club (MUFC) in Diepkloof, Soweto, Johannesburg, during 1988. MUFC members accused Mr Megkwe of having sexual relations with a priest at the place where he had sought refuge from the police.References
MEHALE, Manke Kwena 47She had her home burnt down on 2 February 1980 in GaMatlala, Lebowa, by supporters of Chief BK Matlala because she resisted Lebowa`s proposed independence from South Africa.References
MEHLALA, James MncedisiWas hacked to death in New Crossroads, Cape Town, on 19 March 1986, during clashes between vigilantes known variously as the `Fathers` or the Witdoeke, and UDF supporters. Seven people died in the two-day clash.References
MEHLOMAKHULU, Harriet 46She had her home burnt down by IFP supporters in Swanieville, Krugersdorp, Transvaal, on 12 May 1991. IFP-supporting hostel-dwellers were retaliating against the explusion of IFP supporters from the area. About one hundred and fifteen shacks were set alight, twenty seven people were killed and twenty five vehicles were burnt. Twelve people were charged with crimes ranging from murder to arson but were acquitted due to lack of evidence.References
MEINTJIES, David Kaiser 12Was shot by a member of the SAP in June 1985 in Thembalesizwe, Aberdeen, Cape. David believes he was targeted because he may have been spotted in a protest march earlier that day.References
MEIRING, AWas 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 217 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
MEIRING, ARWas 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 217 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
MEIRING, PWWas 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 217 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
MEJANA, Thembile 29An ANC member who was shot dead on 10 June 1988 allegedly by UNITA forces when he was transporting food between ANC camps in Angola. MK soldiers based in Angola assisted the FAPLA forces of the ruling MPLA government in its war against UNITA, which was assisted by the South African government. 1987-8 saw particularly fierce fighting, in which a number of MK soldiers were killed in combat, often in ambushes laid by UNITA.References
MEJANE, Thozama Samson 69An ANC supporter who was shot by members of the 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 200 people injured in the event which became known as the Bisho massacre. Two members of the former CDF were refused amnesty for the shooting (AC/2000/122).References
MEJE, Dikeni Tshangisa 63An ANC supporter who was banished from his home by members of the Transkei Police and the Transkei Tribal Authorities on 14 November 1983 in Mqanduli, Transkei, for furthering the aims of the ANC.References
MEJE, Michael Zalimpi 46A PAC organiser who had his home set alight by named ANC members during political conflict in Steynsburg, Cape, on 13 June 1993.References
MEKHOE, Ratsebe Jeremiah 25An ANC supporter who was detained for three days during May 1971 in Welkom, Orange Free State (OFS). He was tortured under police interrogation, and confessed to being a communist. Based on this confession, he was sentenced on 1 December 1971 to four years on Robben Island.References
MEKO, DikiWas shot dead in 1986 in Cookhouse, Cape during political conflict between members of the Cookhouse community and the Kakana family. Five Kanana family members were killed after claims were made that they were collaborating with the state.References
MEKO, Kgomotso 35Was severely beaten, by members of the Bophuthatswana Police in Taung, Bophuthatswana, on 10 December 1992. Ms Meko and another resident were arrested for resisting Chief Mangope`s rule.References
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