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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 R

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RAADT, Edward39A UDF supporter who was shot by members of the Makabasa Gang in Alexandra, Johannesburg, on 22 April 1986 during intense conflict between police and residents which resulted in a series of boycotts of schools and local businesses References
RAAL, Peter A candidate officer in the South African Air Force (SAAF) who was injured when MK operatives detonated an explosive in a car outside the 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
RAATH, PHCWas 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
RABANNYE, Mpe Lepoko Paul11Was shot dead by members of the Maokeng Municipal Police in Kroonstad, OFS, on 26 February 1990. Mpe was on his way to school when police fired on marching municipal workers who had been dismissed. References
RABILAL, Krishna (aka ‘Comrade Goodwin’ and ‘Ashok’)27An MK Special Operations Unit member from Merewent, Durban, who was killed on 30 January 1981 in a raid by SADF Special Forces operatives on three houses in the Matola suburb of Maputo, Mozambique. Fifteen other South Africans, including several senior MK operatives, were killed in the attack. Three of the attackers (all ex-Rhodesian security force members) and a Portuguese citizen were also killed. References
RABOROKO, Mapokane Ester45Was shot and severely injured by members of the SAP and SADF as she was coming out of the ZCC church in Katlehong, Tvl, on 9 January 1994. The incident followed an attack on ANC leaders visiting the area by IFP-supporting hostel-dwellers. References
RABOTAPI, Dinah SarahWas shot in the mouth in a drive-by shooting in Sebokeng, Tvl, on 18 April 1993. This was one of a number of drive-by shootings in the area in the wake of the assassination of SACP leader Chris Hani. References
RABOTAPI, Lineo Patricia46She lost her shop in an arson attack in September 1993, allegedly carried out by IFP supporters, during ongoing political conflict in Katlehong, Tvl. References
RABOTAPI, Thabeng Samuel49Was beaten and and seriously injured with rifle butts by members of the SAP in March 1992 in Sharpeville, Vereeniging, Tvl, because he refused to be taken to the police station in a hearse. Mr Rabotapi and others were accused of trespassing when clearing a piece of land for occupation. He could not afford to pay the fine and was denied medical attention during his detention. After his release, he was hospitalised and is now disabled as a result of the injuries he sustained in the beating. References
RABOTAPI, Thokoane John35An ANC supporter who was shot and severely injured in a drive-by shooting on 25 May 1993 in Katlehong, Tvl. References
RABULA, Michael 33He had his home in Bhambayi, near KwaMashu, Durban, burnt down in 1993 in intense political conflict between the ‘Red’ and ‘Green’ factions.References
RACHEL, Edith MarillierWas shot and injured, and robbed of firearms during an attack by UDF supporters on her home at Bush View Farm, Stutterheim, Cape, on 7 March 1990. Two UDF supporters were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0277).References
RADAMBA, Mubvathi Samuel37Was detained for an unspecified period of time by named members of the Venda Police in November 1983 at Thohoyandou, Venda. Mr Radamba was accused of providing food and accommodation to MK operatives. References
RADEBE, AlbertWas shot and injured by members of the IFP-related ‘Khumalo Gang’ at Ngema Tavern, Natalspruit, Transvaal, on 22 January 1993. Many persons were killed and injured in the attack. Three perpetrators applied for amnesty. Two perpetrators were refused and one was granted amnesty (AC/2000/198).References
RADEBE, Alfred Molefi 19Was shot dead, allegedly by a named member of the SAP, in Khutsong, Carletonville, Transvaal, on 19 September 1989. Mr Radebe, a ‘Gadaffi’ supporter, was singing freedom songs with other supporters at the time. The perpetrator was reportedly suspended after an investigation into police violence in the area. See Khutsong Youth Congress (KYC). References
RADEBE, AlisonWas shot dead by alleged IFP-supporting hostel- dwellers during an attack on Phola Park in Tokoza, Tvl, on 11 December 1992. Hostel-dwellers were allegedly coerced into IFP membership, which resulted in polarisation between residents from townships, hostels and squatter camps. Hundreds of people died in the intense violent conflict which followed between 1990 and 1993. References
RADEBE, Alpha Bonga36He had his home burnt down by IFP supporters in Bhukhanana, KwaZulu, near Empangeni, Natal, on 16 January 1994 in continuing political conflict in the area. Two people were killed in political fighting and at least 14 homesteads were burnt down. References
RADEBE, AnnaWas shot dead in Phiritona, Heilbron, OFS, on 12 March 1990, when SAP members opened fire on crowds celebrating the release of Nelson Mandela from prison. References
RADEBE, AnnahWas injured when a hand grenade exploded in a bus transporting workers in Ratanda, Heidelberg, Tvl, on 28 September 1992. One person was killed and 13 others were injured in this incident. A labour dispute between striking COSATU-aligned FAWU workers and non-striking IFP-aligned UWUSA workers resulted in violent conflict from July to December 1992. References
RADEBE, Anthony Mdeni28A COSATU member who was stabbed to death by the leader of the local Inkatha Youth Brigade in Imbali, Pietermaritzburg, on 22 March 1986. Union leaders were allegedly targeted for attack because they were perceived to share the ideological views of the UDF and ANC. References
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