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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 W

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WABENA, Jeff Ngxeke40An ANC member who was shot dead while he was addressing a meeting at SK Mqhayi High School in Mdantsane, Ciskei, on 10 October 1990. References
WALTERS, Stephanus SebastianA colonel in the South African Air Force (SAAF) who was killed 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
WALTON, IWas 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 74 other people. Seven MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/128).References
WAMBI, Fundiswa14Was shot dead by members of the SAP in Langa, Uitenhage, Cape, on 21 March 1985 when police opened fire on mourners marching to a funeral. At least twenty people were killed and many more were injured in the shooting. See Langa shootings. References
WANA, MrHe escaped an abduction attempt in East London on 21 May 1993 by Transkei Defence Force (TDF) soldiers who allegedly wanted to interrogate him regarding a planned coup in the Transkei. When they did not find Mr Wana at his home, they abducted three people from the house, whom they subsequently shot dead near the Kei River Bridge. A TDF soldier was granted amnesty for the abduction, but refused amnesty for the killing (AC/2000/018). References
WANDA, Ncamisile Pretty22An Inkatha supporter whose house was petrol bombed by UDF supporters in Mpumalanga, KwaZulu, near Durban, in November 1987. References
WARD, Reginald WilliamWas injured when members of MK’s Special Operations Unit detonated an explosive in a car outside the SADF Witwatersrand Command headquarters in Johannesburg on 30 July 1987. At least 68 people were injured. Three MK operatives and one UDF supporter linked to MK were granted amnesty for their various roles in this attack (AC/2001/0003 and AC/2000/248).References
WARNER, AmandaA civilian who was injured when APLA operatives opened fire in the Steaks Restaurant in Claremont, Cape Town, on 26 December 1992. Five people were injured in the attack. One APLA member was granted amnesty (AC/1998/0103). See APLA attacks.References
WATERMEYER, Xakiwe Monica24Sustained burn wounds in a petrol bomb attack on the house of a youth organiser during political conflict in Middelburg, Cape, on 18 April 1986. References
WATERWITCH, Robert Anthony Basil20A UDF activist and internally trained MK operative who was killed on 23 July 1989 when the explosive device that he was planting outside a public toilet in Athlone, Cape Town, detonated. A female MK operative also died in the blast. The Commission was unable to make a finding on allegations of security force involvement in their deaths. References
WATERWORTH, Lee-AnnWas 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 74 other people. Seven MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/128).References
WATSON, Gloria RoselineShe sustained damage to her property in a limpet mine explosion at a bus stop near the Checkers shopping complex in Silverton, Transvaal, on 4 July 1986. Four MK operatives were granted amnesty for the attack (AC/1999/0257). References
WATSON, John Lawrence51He suffered damage to his property in Fouriesburg, Orange Free State (OFS), on 14 August 1993, when his farmhouse was attacked with petrol bombs by APLA operatives. One APLA member was granted amnesty (AC/2001/102). See APLA attacks.References
WAYIZA, Zenzile14An ANC supporter who died after being shot through the heart by a named member of the SAP while he was participating in a toyi-toyi demonstration in Molteno, Cape, on 27 November 1985. References
WEAKLEY, Alistair JamesWas shot dead with his brother when ANC self-defence unit (SDU) members opened fire on the vehicle in which they were travelling while on holiday near Port St Johns, Transkei, on 13 April 1993. Three other passengers survived the attack, which followed the assassination of MK/ANC/SACP leader, Chris Hani. Four SDU members were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0249). See self defence units (SDU). References
WEAKLEY, Glen PearsallWas shot dead with his brother when ANC self-defence unit (SDU) members opened fire on the vehicle in which they were travelling while on holiday near Port St Johns, Transkei, on 13 April 1993. Three other passengers survived the attack, which followed the assassination of political leader, Chris Hani. Four SDU members were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0249). See self defence units (SDU).References
WEBER, Karl Andrew37Was shot when members of APLA carried out an attack on the Highgate Hotel, East London, on 1 May 1993. Five people were killed and several others injured. See APLA attacks. References
WEBSTER, David43A UDF supporter and Wits academic who was shot dead by a Civil Cooperation Bureau (CCB) operative on 1 May 1989 outside his home in Troyeville, Johannesburg. The operative, later convicted of his killing, did not apply for amnesty. A Witwatersrand Security Branch operative was granted amnesty for harassing Dr Webster and others during a political gathering in 1985 (AC/2001/0184). References
WEBSTER, Edward Frank22Was shot, beaten and arrested by members of the SAP in Paarl, Cape, on 9 September 1976, while standing with a group of people during widespread unrest. Three women were shot dead in Paarl that day. References
WEIMERS, ChrisWas detained and threatened by members of the SAP in Johannesburg, in 1975. Police wanted to know about a new organisation, ‘Brotherhood’, which had been formed under the Black Consiousness Movement.References
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