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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.


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 D

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DA COSTA RAMOS, Lucinda DiasShe sustained minor injuries when MK operatives detonated a car bomb using a remote control device outside the Ellis Park rugby stadium, Johannesburg, on 2 July 1988. Two spectators leaving the rugby match were killed and thirty seven others sustained minor and major injuries. Four operatives from MK’s Special Operations Unit, including its commander, were granted amnesty (AC/2001/161).References
DA SILVA LO FRADE, Adalberta MariaWas injured when MK operatives detonated a limpet mine in a dustbin at the Vanderbijl Square bus terminus, Johannesburg, on 21 September 1988. Nineteen people were injured and a number of vehicles and buildings were damaged. Two MK Special Operations operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2000/056). A late application by a third operative was dismissed.References
DA SILVA WALTERS, EL Was severely 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 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
DA SILVA, Kena Gabriela RaminbosWas 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 sixty eight people were injured. Three MK operatives and one UDF supporter linked to MK were granted amnesty for their roles in this attack (AC/2001/0003 and AC/2000/248).References
DA SOUZA, Colin Mark ‘Porky’ 16A BMW member who was detained and tortured by named members of a special police Unrest Investigation Unit in October 1987. References
DABULA, (first name not given)Was abducted and then executed by a group of ANC self-defence unit (SDU) members in Katlehong, Transvaal, during 1993. The SDU members believed that Mr Dabula was an IFP member and a police informer. One SDU member, who actually shot Mr Dabula, was granted amnesty (AC/1999/0348).References
DADASE, Matoto42A PAC supporter who lost his home in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on 24 June 1990, during conflict between ANC and supporters of a local conservative squatter leader who had joined the PAC. Three men were killed that day.References
DAHILE, Henry Barnabas LosheWas abducted by IFP supporters in Jabulani, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 20 March 1993. Mr Dahile was last seen accompanying a man to Jabulani hostel. At the time, both the ANC and IFP were holding rallies in the area.References
DAKI, Norman Thembinkosi23Was shot and injured during ongoing conflict between IFP and ANC supporters at Ezakheni, KwaZulu, near Ladysmith, Natal, on 23 October 1992. He is now paralysed as a result of the shooting.References
DAKI, Xolisa Lennox Nkonkobe23Daki disappeared in 1977 after visiting his sister in Engcobo, Transkei. He is believed to have gone into exile in Lesotho, but has never been seen again.References
DAKI, Xosheni Francis39An ANC supporter who was stabbed to death by IFP supporters in Ezakheni, KwaZulu, near Ladysmith, Natal, on 1 December 1992, in ongoing political conflict in the area.References
DAKISI, Thabo Philemon47An ANC supporter who was taken from his home by members of the SAP, allegedly masquerading as ANC supporters, and was shot dead in Welkom, Orange Free State, on 4 November 1990. Mr Dakisi, along with his neighbour, who was also shot and killed by the police, believed he was being asked to help defend the area against an impending attack by the AmaRussians.References
DAKU, Wandile Ponkie21A CRADORA member who was detained during political unrest and tortured by members of the SAP while in police custody at the Cradock police station in Cradock, Cape, in 1987.References
DAKUSE, Monde15A member of the BPC who was tortured with electric shocks by named members of the SAP in Cradock, Cape, during 1977, allegedly in an attempt to force him to admit to his involvement in arson attacks on the labour bureau building and schools in the area.References
DALGLEISH, Marlene CarolWas injured when a limpet mine exploded on a municipal bus in Gardiner Street, Durban, on 30 November 1993. The explosive was being conveyed by APLA operatives to an intended target. When it accidentally exploded, twelve people were killed, including one of the operatives. One APLA member and two PASO members were granted amnesty (AC/1998/0076). See APLA attacks.References
DALI, Anthony SureboyDali was in a unit of five MK operatives active in the Eastern Cape when he was caught in a police roadblock near Elliot, Cape, in August 1981 and shot dead. Three others were killed in the ambush and the survivor was arrested. The bodies were secretly buried on a farm near Aliwal North, Cape, and exhumed by the Commission in 1997.References
DALI, Funzani Metha23Was severely beaten with sjamboks by members of the Venda Police Force in Vuwani, Venda, on 1 January 1990. Ms Dali was taken into custody a day before the military coup in Venda because she was regarded as an instigator of youth protests.References
DALIWE, MnyamanaDied after being abducted, beaten, stabbed and burnt by ‘comrades’ in Old Location, Cathcart, Cape, on 14 November 1985, for breaking a consumer boycott enforced by the UDF.References
DAMANE, Dumisani Christopher31Damane disappeared in Katlehong, Transvaal, in March 1992 during ongoing political violence on the East Rand.References
DAMANE, Mlungisi Abednego23An ANCYL supporter who was shot in the neck by a named Inkatha supporter in Imbali, Pietermaritzburg, on 17 December 1988, in intensifying political conflict in the area. References
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