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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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DELPORT, WCWas 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 M K ’s Special Operations Unit and two MK operatives weregranted amnesty (AC/2001/003 and AC/2001/023). See Church Street Bombing, Pretoria. References
DENGA, Alfred MafhungoWas severely beaten and tortured by members of the Venda Police after his arrest on 4 November 1983. Mr Denga was detained for five months in Masisi police station, Mutale, Venda, on suspicion of having transported three MK members from Thohoyandou to Tshiwadza, to enable them to cross into Zimbabwe.References
DENGA, IsaacA traffic officer who was shot and injured by MK operatives in Krugersdorp, Transvaal, on 27 September 1991. The MK operatives were escaping arrest after being stopped at a roadblock by traffic officers. Several other traffic officers were also injured and a passing motorist was shot dead and robbed of his vehicle by the fleeing operatives. Three MK operatives were granted amnesty for the incident (AC/1998/0091).References
DENGA, Mamaila Esther29Was knocked down by a police vehicle while walking home in Alexandra, Johannesburg, during the 1976 Soweto uprising.References
DENGE, Zamile Ben27Denge lost her house and all her possessions in an attack by IFP supporters and members of the SAP in Inanda, near KwaMashu, Durban, on 17 February 1993, during intense conflict between ANC and IFP supporters in the area.References
DENISA, David Mangaliso17An ANCYL member who was shot and injured on 31 January 1990, when members of the SAP opened fire on protesters marching through Bloemfontein to protest against the rebel tour by an English cricket team.References
DENYA-NTEWETYANA, Keli27An ANC supporter who was shot dead by named members of the SAP during protests in Molteno, Cape, on 5 January 1990.References
DEPOTOKO, Archie KoatiWas shot and killed by Bophuthatswana Police in Zeerust, Transvaal, on 8 January 1991. He was at a prayer meeting held at a house burnt down by a pro-Bophuthatswana faction. Police surrounded the house, tear-gassed the people and fired at them.References
DES FOUNTAIN, Jo-AnneWas injured when AWB members detonated a car bomb in a parking garage at Jan Smuts airport, Johannesburg, on 27 April 1994, in an attempt to derail the electoral process. Polling in the elections had begun that day. Ten people were severely injured in the blast. Two AWB members were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0342). See right-wing attacks. References
DESAI, Khalied49Was tear-gassed by police in his vehicle during political protests at Alexander Sinton High School in Athlone, Cape Town, where he served as principal. The tear-gassing injured his lung. Thereafter he was detained on 17 June 1986 for seven weeks, three of which were spent seriously ill in hospital under police guard.References
DESEMELA, Masisinyi Agnes39Was severely beaten by Bophuthatswana Police in Taung, Bophuthatswana, on 9 October 1988, during conflict between supporters of President Mangope and his political opponent, Chief Mankuroane.References
DESWAYO (DISWAI), JimmyWas harassed and stones were thrown at his home by a crowd of ANC supporters in Rustenburg, Transvaal, on 8 August 1993. One ANC member was granted amnesty for his involvement in the incidents (AC/1998/056).References
DHLADHLA, Jabu Constance50An ANC supporter who was shot dead by IFP supporters in Estcourt, Natal, in October 1992.References
DHLADHLA, Muzweli Zabulon74An ANC supporter who was shot and seriously injured outside his shop in Dube hostel, Soweto, Johannesburg, in 1993, by named IFP supporters on a recruitment drive during ongoing political conflict in the area.References
DHLADHLA, SibongileAn ANC supporter who was shot in the thigh and abdomen in Dube hostel, Soweto, Johannesburg, in 1993 by IFP supporters attempting to recruit the victim’s father to their party. References
DHLADHLAMA, Mjanyelwa62Was stabbed by IFP supporters in Sebokeng, Transvaal, in September 1990 during ongoing political conflict in the area.References
DHLAKA, Zondwayo Charlie67An ANC supporter whose house was burnt down by IFP supporters on 16 March 1994 at Sonkombo, Ndwedwe, KwaZulu, near Durban, in intense political conflict in the area. See Sonkombo arson attacks.References
DHLAMINI, Aaron MakhosiWas abducted during a period of school boycotts and political conflict in Kroonstad, Orange Free State, on 14 March 1990, and has never been seen again.References
DHLAMINI, Alpheus ThaboWas shot and killed while sleeping in Mandela informal settlement, Ratanda, near Heidelberg, Transvaal, on 12 August 1992 during political conflict at the Rembrandt tobacco company between rival unions aligned to the ANC and IFP.References
DHLAMINI, Bhekumuzi Meshack39An IFP supporter who was shot dead by ANC supporters at Wembezi, KwaZulu, near Estcourt, Natal, on 17 November 1990.References
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