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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 T

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TAAI, Klaas 33Was shot in his thigh and beaten on his head with a rifle-butt by a named member of the SAP at his uncle’s house at Pearston, Cape, on 10 February 1991.References
TABA, Dilili ElizabethShe suffered severe ill-treatment and damage to property during the Boipatong massacre by IFP supporters in Boipatong, near Vanderbijlpark, Tvl, on 17 June 1992, which left 45 people dead and 27 seriously injured. Thirteen perpetrators were granted amnesty; a further three applications were refused (AC/2000/209). References
TABALAZA, Lungile19Was detained on 10 July 1978 in connection with arson attacks and the robbery and burning of a delivery van. He died the same day in custody at the Sanlam Building, Strand Street, Port Elizabeth. Police claimed he had committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of the Sanlam Building. At the inquest in October 1978, the government pathologist acknowledged that several bruises and lacerations could have been sustained before he fell. The inquest held found no one responsible for his death. References
TABALAZA, Nombuyiselo42An ANC supporter who had her house and shop in Matatiele, Natal, burnt down on 30 April 1990 by a group of men carrying traditional weapons and allegedly looking for ANC supporters. Nine homes were burnt in the area that day, in intense conflict between ANC and IFP supporters following the unbanning of politial organisations in February. ANC supporters were being killed in an attempt to prevent the setting up of local ANC branches in the area. References
TABANA, Job (aka ‘Cassius Make’) 44A senior MK commander and member of the ANC NEC, who was shot dead in an ambush by named members of the Eastern Transvaal Security Branch on 9 July 1987 at Lobamba, Swaziland. Another MK commander, Mr Peter Sello Motau (aka ‘Paul Dikaledi’), and a Mozambican woman, Ms Eliza Tsinini, were also killed in the same incident. Mr Tabana was from the Western Transvaal.References
TABANE, Mr (first name not given)He survived an attack by SADF Special Forces and Vlakplaas operatives on homes at Ditlharapeng village, Ramathlabama, Botswana, 1000 metres from the South African border, on 11 December 1988. An MK operative and a 15-year-old boy were killed and three homes were destroyed. The Vlakplaas commander and eight of his operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/108) References
TABETE, Thembisile Mirriam89An Inkatha supporter who had her home at Richmond Farm, near KwaMashu, Durban, burnt down by ANC supporters on 12 February 1990. See Richmond Farm arson attacks. References
TABETE, Vusumuzi Zamani18Was shot and injured by Inkatha supporters in KwaMashu, Durban, in 1986 in violent conflict between pupils and AmaButho members over school boycotts. IFP members were allegedly patrolling the township in open trucks and attacking school pupils, when Mr Tabete was shot. References
TABU, LuckyA policeman, one of two who shot and injured by members of an ANC self-defence unit (SDU) in a tavern in Daveyton, Tvl, on 1 August 1993. Two SDU members were granted amnesty (AC/2000/227). References
TABU, Myenzeke25Was shot dead by members of the SAP in New Tinis, near Fort Beaufort, Cape, on 16 June 1986 during a commemoration of the Soweto uprising. References
TABULENG, Jacob58Was detained for two weeks and severely beaten by members of the Bophutha-tswana Police in Pampierstad, Bophuthatswana, on 1 January 1994. He was part of a spontaneous community march in support of the first democratic elections to be held in April 1994. Some of the marchers were assaulted by members of the Bophuthastwana Police. A court case was later held and all the marchers were acquitted. References
TAFANE, Ritz Jeremia23An SAP member and ANC supporter who was shot dead by named colleagues in the SAP in Kroonstad, OFS, on 21 August 1993, allegedly because of his ANC sympathies. References
TAFENI, Menzi An ANC supporter who was arrested on 1 September 1985 in Kirkwood, Cape, and tortured by members of the SAP in Burgersdorp prison. Mr Tafeni was sentenced to death for a politically motivated murder, but was released on appeal after two years’ imprisonment at JC Steyn prison. References
TAIOE, Matsie Anna38As general secretary of the ANCWL at Meqheleng, Ficksburg, OFS, he was detained for five days from 30 March 1960 in Bloemfontein by a named SAP member and a named Security Branch member. She was released and then rearrested, and remained in detention for 90 days without trial. References
TAJE, Florence Minor35An ANC supporter who was detained and tortured by named SAP Security Branch members in Kroonstad, OFS, in August 1991, allegedly because she had information about the activities of the Three Million gang, of which her brother was a leader. References
TAKALI, Siyabonga MaxwellA UDF supporter who was shot and killed by Inkatha supporters during intense political violence in Woodyglen, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu, near Durban, on 11 February 1990, the same day Nelson Mandela was released from prison. Ten people were killed in the fighting which lasted for a week. See Mpumalanga attacks. A former IFP member was granted amnesty (AC/1999/0332). References
TAKALO, Baby Elizabeth46An ANC supporter who was injured in an attack on Tladi, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 8 September 1990 by IFP supporters, allegedly in collusion with members of the SAP. Soweto was tense following clashes between IFP-supporting hostel-dwellers and ANC-supporting residents. References
TAKAYI, Nkundla ElliotHe suffered damage to property when his house was burnt by COSAS members and UDF supporters during political conflict in Jansenville, Cape, in 1985. He was suspected of being a collaborator. One COSAS member and UDF supporter was granted amnesty (AC/1999/0240). References
TALANE, Montgomery LekgethoWas shot dead by members of the SAP in Bothaville, OFS, on 12 March 1990. People had gathered for a mass meeting called by a local civic association. The shooting occurred as they were dispersing on orders of the police. References
TALANE, Piet NkgereHe lost his house in an arson attack by named perpetrators in Sekhukhuneland, Lebowa, in February 1986 during a land dispute between two chiefs in the area. References
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