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PHAHLA, Ben

Age 48

Description
Was severely beaten by Imbokodo vigilantes at Siyabuswa community hall, KwaNdebele, on 1 January 1986. He and others were put in a room where the floor had been deliberately soaped to make it slippery and were then sjambokked and beaten where they fell. Between 200 and 360 individuals were abducted and assaulted in this way. The attacks, led by named KwaNdebele government officials, were designed to suppress resistance to incorporation into KwaNdebele. See Imbokodo.

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