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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 G

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GCALEKA, Lizwi Stanley14An ANC supporter who was shot dead in Umvoti, near Stanger, Natal, on 9 April 1994, in political conflict during the run up to the first democratic election on 27 April.References
GCANGA, NosiphiwoWas severely beaten on 1 January 1990 during political conflict at Sterkspruit, Transkei.References
GCANGA, Solani19A UDF supporter who was severely beaten and tortured by named members of the SAP and Special Branch in Colesberg, Cape, on 3 July 1985, after he was arrested during a day of widespread protest.References
GCAYIYA, MpendalelwaWas detained at the Bizana police station, Transkei, in 1960, on suspicion of harbouring terrorists in his home. During his detention, Mr Gcayiya was assaulted. See Pondoland revolt.References
GCINA, Cikizwa Ivy49As Port Elizabeth Women's Organisation (PEWO) chairperson and ANC supporter, she was severely tortured through beating and suffocation by named members of the Security Police in Port Elizabeth during the state of emergency in July 1985. She was again detained from June 1986 to June 1987. A former Security Police agent was refused amnesty for the petrol bombing of her home (AC/2000/239). See police brutality.References
GCINA, SibiyaWas forced to lie on the ground and was then killed ‘execution style’ with two others on 19 June 1992 in Umlazi, Durban, in ongoing conflict between ANC and IFP supporters in the area.References
GCINISA, Richard18An ANC supporter who was shot in the head with rubber bullets by members of the SAP during protests in Dukathole, Aliwal North, Cape, on 22 August 1985. See Aliwal North shootings.References
GCOBO, Linda EdwardWas 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 seventy four other people. Seven MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/128).References
GCOLOTELA, Gcinikhaya Samson19Was arrested during student protests in Worcester, Cape, in May 1980, and was beaten by police while in custody for two weeks. Later that month he was shot and seriously injured by a named private farmer who served in the SADF. At the time he was fleeing a clash between students and police in Zolani, Ashton, Cape.References
GCOTYANA, Sakhumzi ‘Zintsi’ 20Was arrested in Mossel Bay, Cape, on 16 June 1986, and detained for three months under emergency regulations. Mr Gcotyana had allegedly been assaulted the previous month at Da Gamas Kop police station. See police brutality. References
GCUMISA, Khetiwe Annatoria49Her home was burnt down by ANC supporters in Wartburg, Natal, on 26 November 1989, in intensifying political conflict in the area.References
GCUMISA, Mandlakayise61Was shot dead by ANC supporters in Wartburg, Natal, on 26 November 1989, in intensifying political conflict in the area. His home was destroyed through arson during the attack. References
GCUMISA, ZipatheAn ANC supporter who was shot dead by IFP supporters at Maqongqo, Table Mountain, near Pietermaritzburg, on 29 October 1991.References
GCWENSA, Alzinah47An ANC supporter whose house was destroyed in an arson attack by IFP supporters in Inanda, near KwaMashu, Durban, during 1991, in ongoing political conflict in the area.References
GEBASHE, Vusi Emmanuel29A SAYCO member who was repeatedly detained under emergency regulations in 1989 and incarcerated in the CR Swart Square and Brighton Beach police stations in Durban. During his detention he was severely beaten and tortured by members of the SAP and the Security Branch, requiring hospitalisation on numerous occasions. References
GEBE, NobambaAn ANC supporter who was detained for two years from March 1960 by members of the SAP in Kokstad, Natal, for his involvement in the Pondoland Revolt. See Pondoland revolt. References
GECWA, Nozisa Florence 33She had her home burnt down by IFP supporters during political conflict between the ‘Red’ and ‘Green’ factions in Bhambayi, near KwaMashu, Durban, in 1993.References
GEGE, Zukiswa Cynthia 18An ANC supporter whowas shot in the leg by members of the Ciskei Defence Force (CDF) in Dimbaza, Ciskei, on 19 September 1992 during conflict that followed the Bisho massacre. Ms Gege’s home was also burnt down.References
GEHLING, SydneyWas shot and injured by members of an ANC self-defence unit (SDU) fleeing from a roadblock in Dawn Park, Germiston, Transvaal, on 29 October 1992. Another civilian was shot dead in the incident. Two SDU members were granted amnesty (AC/2001/197 and AC/2000/139).References
GELDENHUIS, HarryWas arrested and tortured in Mamelodi, Pretoria, in 1986 for not being able to provide members of the SAP with information regarding the disappearance of his brother.References
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