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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 V

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NameAgeDescription
VAALTYN, Bulwana50Was shot by members of the SAP during protests in Grahamstown, Cape, in July 1980. References
VAKELE, Totswana41Was assaulted and dumped on a waste disposal site by members of the SADF in Duncan Village, East London, in October 1985, allegedly because he broke a curfew imposed on the area. See Duncan Village. References
VALA, Edward Mandla-Kaise20Was imprisoned for nine months in June 1986. He was tortured during the state of emergency in Tembisa, Transvaal. Mr Vala was accused of instigating a stayaway. References
VALA, Jeremia Sipho19Was arrested in Tembisa, Transvaal in June 1986 during the state of emergency. During his detention he was shot in the head by members of the SAP and had to spend two months in hospital. References
VALE, PeterAn academic whose motor vehicle was stolen by the Port Elizabeth Security Branch. It was then given to an informer as part of his remuneration. Two Vlakplaas operatives were granted amnesty for their role in the theft (AC/2001/228). References
VALELA, Thenjiwe Patricia32An ANC supporter whose house was burnt down by IFP supporters in Chimora, Umlazi, Durban, on 16 January 1992. See Chimora Settlement attacks.References
VALENTIN, VaraskaWas shot and killed 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 fifty eight were 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. References
VALENTINE, LWas injured in what became known as the Magoo’s bar bombing in Durban on 14 June 1986. The explosion killed three women and injured at least seventy four other people. Seven MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/128).References
VALTEIN, Bhiya Sidwell12Was abducted, along with six other youths, by UDF supporters in Grahamstown, Cape, on 31 October 1986. The youths were all severely assaulted and tortured. One was shot and killed. One UDF supporter was granted amnesty (AC/1999/0247). References
VALTEIN, Pheli Collen14Was shot and killed after he was abducted, along with six other youths, by UDF supporters in Grahamstown, Cape, on 31 October 1986. The youths were all severely assaulted and tortured, but the five others survived. One UDF supporter was granted amnesty (AC/1999/0247). References
VAN ANTWERPEN, JVWas 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 two hundred and seventeen were injured. The overall commander of MK ’s Special Operations Unit and two MK operative were granted amnesty (AC/2001/003 and AC/2001/023). See Church Street bombing, Pretoria. References
VAN ASWEGEN, Darryl Donovan 15A UDF supporter who was shot and severely injured by a named member of the SAP in Mossel Bay, Cape, on 5 June 1986. He was shot near a toyi-toying crowd who had apparently stoned a policeman’s house. Mr Van Aswegen was then charged with public violence but was acquitted.References
VAN DEN BERG, Mr (first name not given)A member of the SAP who suffered injuries when he and twelve other policemen were attacked by ANC self-defence unit (SDU) members whilst on foot patrol in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on 22 July 1992. Six policemen were injured in the exchange of fire. Two SDU members applied were granted amnesty (AC/1997/0029). See self-defence units (SDU). References
VAN DER BANK (HORN), Illze CorneliaWas injured when a limpet mine planted by MK operatives exploded during lunchtime at the Wimpy restaurant in Benoni, Transvaal, on 30 July 1988. One woman was killed and at least sixty six people were injured. Four MK operatives were granted amnesty for the planning and execution of the attack (AC/1999/0294). References
VAN DER BANK, S Was 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 two hundred and seventeen were 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
VAN DER BERG, Ben Was injured when MK operatives from the ‘Dolphin Unit’ detonated a limpet mine at the Security Branch offices in Roodepoort, Transvaal, on 17 August 1984. Five members of the Security Branch and several civilians were injured in the blast. Two MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/0003).References
VAN DER LINDE, Julie Was killed in what became known as the Magoo’s bar bombing in Durban on 14 June 1986. The explosion killed three women and injured at least seventy four other people. Seven MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/128).References
VAN DER LINGEN, Beverley Jean Was injured on 10 March 1989 when an MK operative detonated an explosive device planted at the SADF’s Natal Command headquarters in Durban. Her husband, an SADF colonel, was also injured in the explosion. Three MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2000/153).References
VAN DER LINGEN, Jacobus An SADF colonel who was injured on 10 March 1989 when an MK operative detonated an explosive device planted at the SADF’s Natal Command headquarters in Durban. His wife was also injured in the explosion. Three MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2000/153).References
VAN DER LITH, JP Was 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 two hundred and seventeen were 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
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