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SCHERMBRUCKER, Gillian

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Was 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 58 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.

In 1993, just before the St. James thing what actually sparked that, what was the motive in the St. James attack? // I think it’s confusing for us because the talks were already taking place and the date for the election had already been set, so it was almost as if we were working together ...
... church who said on last week’s programme that she wondered how the attackers themselves felt. This past week we took Liezl Ackerman and Gillian Schermbrucker who was badly wounded in the attack to Pollsmoor Prison to meet one of the killers, Gcinikhaya ...
 
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