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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 MOL-MOZ

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MOLAKENG, Johannes Sephara 28Was severely assaulted by named SAP members who arrested him at his home during a student boycott in Mamafubedu, Petrus Steyn, OFS, in April 1993. Police conducted house-to-house raids during the boycott, arresting and assaulting people at random. Three other family members were severely beaten and arrested on the same occasion.References
MOLAKENG, Justinah VangileWas severely assaulted by a named and other SAP members who arrested her at her home in Mamafubedu, Petrus Steyn, OFS, in April 1993, during a student boycott in the township. Police conducted house-to-house raids during the boycott, arresting and assaulting people at random. Three other family members were severely beaten and arrested on the same occasion.References
MOLAKENG, Martha MeisieWas severely assaulted by SAP members who arrested her at her home in Mamafubedu, Petrus Steyn, OFS, in April 1993, during a student boycott in the township. Police conducted house-to-house raids during the boycott, arresting and assaulting people at random. Three other family members were severely beaten and arrested on the same occasion.References
MOLAKENG, Zacharia Samuel 53Was severely assaulted by SAP members who arrested him at his home in Mamafubedu, Petrus Steyn, OFS, in April 1993, during a student boycott in the township. Police conducted house-to-house raids during the boycott, arresting and assaulting people at random. Three other family members were severely beaten and arrested on the same occasion.References
MOLALE, Lawrance Zamile 15An ANC supporter and COSAS member who was repeatedly tortured by members of the SAP in the Seeisoville police station, Kroonstad, OFS. He had been detained on 12 February 1985, on suspicion of involvement in an arson attack at a school.References
MOLALE, Mokhasi MichaelWas arrested, kept in solitary confinement for thirteen days and subjected to electric shock torture in John Vorster Square, Johannesburg, in July 1978. He was accused of harbouring and training freedom fighters.References
MOLALE, Thabiso Stanley 15Was shot and injured in Vryburg, Cape, on 2 July 1985, near a councillor`s house that was being stoned by youth. He was arrested, severely beaten and tear-gassed by police at the police station in order to obtain a written confession. He was later acquitted.References
MOLAMU, Mantsioa EmmaA PAC supporter who was injured by a crowd of people running away from police during the Sharpeville massacre in Sharpeville, Vereeniging, Tvl, on 21 March 1960.References
MOLAOA, Makholela Johannes 56A local councillor and member of the Dikwankwetla National Party (DNP) who had his house burnt down by unidentified persons in Winburg, OFS, on 30 March 1990, allegedly because of his support for the DNP.References
MOLAOLWA, Edwin Boitumelo 20A UDF supporter who was detained between 1983 and 1985 by members of the SAP in Huhudi, Vryburg, Cape. While in detention, he was assaulted and subjected to torture with electric shocks and attempted suffocation. After his release Mr Molaolwa was treated for mental illness.References
MOLAOLWE, GiftWas shot dead by members of the Bophuthatswana Police in Kuruman, Cape, on 11 March 1994, during a school protest. He was drinking water at a tap when he was shot.References
MOLAPI, Meshack Papi 11Was shot and injured in Bloemfontein on 9 May 1986, when members of the SAP Riot Unit fired several shots to disperse mourners at the funeral of a `comrade`.References
MOLAPISANE, Boiki Michael 21Was seriously injured when a hand grenade detonated by a named MK operative exploded in Sebokeng, Tvl, on 27 November 1992. MK and APLA members had returned from exile and were training members of the community to defend themselves against IFP and security force attacks. The perpetrator threw the hand grenade after getting involved in an argument at a stokvel. Six people were killed and four were injured in the explosion.References
MOLAPISANE, Ngubeni Moses 40Was severely burnt as a result of an attack at a military base in Katlehong, Tvl, where Mr Molapisane worked as a security guard on 22 December 1992. The attackers were allegedly his co-workers. Mr Molapisane died of his injuries on 31 December 1992. The incident occurred during intense political conflict in the area. References
MOLAPISI, Chrisphos Myra 19A Seposengwe National Party supporter who was shot dead at her home in Mabopane, Bophuthatswana, on 6 February 1988 by a friend who was a member of the Bophuthatswana Police. The party had launched a campaign to isolate police members who had allegedly been terrorising the community. Ms Molapisi became increasingly concerned about her safety and was contemplating leaving the country to join MK in Zambia when she was shot eight times in the head, chest and abdomen.References
MOLAPO, David Motlalentoa 19A COSAS member who was stabbed to death on 7 March 1990 in Katlehong, Tvl, allegedly by Inkatha supporters.References
MOLAPO, DubeWas stabbed and injured on 21 November 1993 in Motsweding, Taung, Bophutha-tswana, during conflict over the chieftaincy of the area.References
MOLAPO, Euphemia DuduWas shot and stabbed to death by members of the IFP-aligned Toaster gang in Tembisa, Tvl, on 7 June 1992 during intense conflict between IFP and ANC supporters in the area.References
MOLAPO, Komape Davidson 29A COSATU member who was shot in the shoulder and hand by members of the SAP in Namakgale, Lebowa, on 27 February 1986. The Namakgale Youth Congress held a meeting at the Lutheran Church where a woman was killed by police. The students regrouped at the Marula Hotel. Mr Molapo was injured when police dispersed the group at the hotel.References
MOLAPO, Matsie Amelia 11Was shot and severely injured by members of the SADF in Pimville, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 16 June 1976, the first day of the Soweto uprising. Matsie was placed under police guard in hospital and made to sign certain papers. As a result of her injuries, Matsie is now wheelchair bound. In 1988, she had spinal rods inserted to stabilise her vertebral column.References
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