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amaqabane

Explanation
militant ANC and UDF supporters; also known as 'comrades'

A UDF supporter who was hacked to death by amaqabane members during political conflict in Uitenhage, Cape, on 26 December 1989. See amaqabane.
Was shot and severely injured by IFP supporters at Umbumbulu, KwaZulu, near Durban, on 19 November 1992, allegedly because he supported the amaqabane in the area. See amaqabane.
Was abducted and stabbed to death by IFP supporters in Murchison, near Port Shepstone, Natal, on 15 June 1991 in continuing political conflict in the area. In March that year, Mr Khawula had been beaten at an IFP induna’s place because he was thought to be aligning himself with the amaqabane.
Was shot and injured by IFP supporters during intense political conflict at Sonkombo, Ndwedwe, KwaZulu, near Durban, on 20 March 1994. His sister’s house was burnt down as they were accused of being amaqabane. See Sonkombo arson attacks.
Was shot dead by named IFP members at Ntuze, KwaZulu, near Empangeni, Natal, on 28 June 1993 for not attending the weekly IFP general meetings. All all who failed to attend were labelled amaqabane .
An IFP supporter who was hacked and stabbed to death by other IFP supporters at an IFP rally at Wembezi, KwaZulu, near Estcourt, Natal, on 29 December 1991. The perpetrators allegedly suspected him of transporting amaqabane in the area.
A police reservist who died of multiple stab wounds in Umlazi, Durban, on 8 July 1988 in intensifying political conflict in the area. He was repeatedly harrassed and accused of being a UDF supporter. His sons were accused of being amaqabane .
Was from Nagina near Pinetown, Natal. He was detained with ten others at the Westville Prison for six months from 12 October 1988. In custody, he was severely tortured by members of the SAP, leaving him with impaired vision. The detainees were accused of being amaqabane.
A UDF supporter who disappeared in the Inkatha stronghold of Lindelani, near KwaMashu, Durban, on 18 December 1989. It is believed that he was killed by Inkatha supporters, as he was visiting his nephews who had been labelled amaqabane .
 
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