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 G
|GAZU, Jacob Themba
|A UDF supporter who was severely injured after being stabbed and set alight by other UDF supporters in Umlazi, Durban, on 8 May 1987. The perpetrators had accused Mr Gazu of being a spy.
|GAZU, Silomo Shadrack
|Was killed by members of an ANC self-defence unit (SDU) on patrol in Boipatong, Transvaal, on 28 January 1993. He was assaulted, stabbed, and then set alight after paraffin was poured over him. Two SDU members were granted amnesty (AC/2000/079).
|An iKongo member who was detained for four years from 1960 during the Pondoland revolt. While in detention, he was tortured. See Pondoland revolt.
|GCABA, Andreas Bhekani
|An ANC supporter who was stabbed and injured by named IFP supporters in Port Shepstone, Natal, on 18 December 1991. Earlier that year, on 6 May 1991, Mr Gcaba lost his home in Okhalweni, Palm Beach, Natal, in an arson attack by IFP supporters.
|GCABA, Delani Richard
|Was one of six passengers shot dead when members of an ANC self-defence unit (SDU) attacked a bus at Umkomaas, near Durban, on 27 April 1992. Eight other passengers were injured. Three ANC SDU members were granted amnesty (AC/2001/088). See Umkomaas bus attack.
|GCABA, Gladys Tholakele
|Her home was set alight by a named IFP supporter during political conflict at Nkulu, near Port Shepstone, Natal, in April 1994.
|GCABA, Josephina Mamo
|An IFP supporter who fled with her family from their home in KwaNkulu, near Port Shepstone, Natal, after it was burnt down by IFP supporters on 9 April 1991, during intense political conflict in the area.
|An ANC supporter who had his home and possessions burnt in an arson attack by IFP supporters in KwaMashu, Durban, in April 1991.
|Was shot dead by an IFP supporter while sleeping in his home in Gamalakhe, KwaZulu, near Port Shepstone, Natal, on 10 November 1993. Mr Gcaba’s father-in-law and brother-in-law were also killed in the attack, which was part of ongoing political conflict.
|GCABA, Zakhele Jerome
|An ANC supporter who was shot dead by unidentified persons in a pre-dawn attack on a home in Murchison, near Port Shepstone, Natal, on 5 April 1993. See Murchison attacks.
|GCABA, Zeblon Veni
|Was stabbed and injured by named IFP supporters in Bhomela, near Port Shepstone, Natal, on 21 December 1990. Allegedly he did not attend IFP meetings and was thought to be an ANC supporter.
|GCABA, Zibuyile Busisiwe
|Her 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.
|A UDF supporter who was shot dead by named Inkatha members at Lindelani, near KwaMashu, Durban, on 20 April 1988, in intense political conflict in the area.
|Was shot dead when members of the Orde Boerevolk opened fire with automatic weapons on a passenger bus in Durban on 9 October 1990. Seven people were killed and twenty seven injured in the attack. Amnesty was granted to two of the three applicants and refused to the leader of the unit (AC/1997/0053). See Putco bus attack.
|Was shot dead by named ANC supporters in KwaNyavu, near Pietermaritzburg, on 31 January 1990, on suspicion of being an Inkatha supporter.
|GCABASHE, Nokwazi Rose
|Her home at KwaKhoza, KwaZulu, near Eshowe, Natal was burnt down by IFP supporters on 14 November 1993 in continuing conflict between IFP and ANC supporters in the area. Twenty one houses belonging to ANC supporters were burnt down in the attack.
|GCABASHE, Petros Vusumuzi
|Was shot and hacked to death on 3 January 1991 at Swayimane, Table Mountain, near Pietermaritzburg, when Inkatha supporters attacked a group of twenty people at his home. Seven other people were killed and one seriously injured in this attack.
|GCABASHE, Sizwe Reginald
|An ANC supporter who was shot and hacked to death, and his body mutilated, by IFP supporters in Madadeni, KwaZulu, near Newcastle, Natal, in 1993. This occurred in a period in which local councillors were allegedly coercing all young people to join the IFP, and killing those who refused.
|GCADO, Samson Sifo
|His home was burnt down in 1993 during efforts by a named Crossroads leader to remove certain residents in Crossroads, Cape Town, by force.
|GCAGCISO, Thobeka Deborah
|An ANC supporter who was arrested in Somerset East, Cape, in 1985 on a charge of stone-throwing. She was pregnant at the time of her arrest.