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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 I

IKANENG, Jeffrey MotsamaiWas shot by IFP supporters in Pimville, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 24 May 1991 in conflict between ANC and IFP supporters.References
IKANENG, Lerotodi AndrewWas stabbed and severely injured by members of the Mandela United Football Club in Orlando West, Soweto, Johannesburg, in February 1989. Mr Ikaneng had left the Mandela household a few months earlier and had been labelled as an informer.References
IKGOPOLENG, MasegoA citizen of Botswana who was shot dead in an attack by SADF Special Forces operatives on a house in Phiring, near Gaborone, Botswana on 28 March 1988. A senior MK commander and two other Botswana women died in the raid. After being shot, the victims were doused with petrol and set alight. The head of C-Section at Security Branch headquarters and other Security Branch members were refused amnesty for arranging a bogus arms cache to be ‘discovered’ as a pretext for the raid.References
INDIA, Mongezi Gladstone26An MK operative who was detained under section 29 of the Internal Security Act and severely tortured in detention by named members of the Security Branch at their offices in Cape Town, on 21 July 1988. He was held for six months until his release in January 1989.References
INDIA, Nomvulo32A UDF supporter who was detained for three weeks on 25 July 1987 in Mdantsane, Ciskei, by named members of the Ciskei Security Police who wanted information on the whereabouts of her brother. During her detention, she was tortured by attempted suffocation.References
IRVING, Mark Robin20Was incarcerated in Voortrekkerhoogte prison and Boksburg prison between 1981 and 1984 for his refusal to participate in national service in the SADF.References
ISAACS, Abdusalaam18A UDF supporter who was detained for two weeks at Bishop Lavis police station, Cape Town, in June 1986. He was arrested for possession of banned material.References
ISAACS, Colin28Was fatally wounded after being shot by SAP members in Retreat, Cape Town, on 8 September 1976, during widespread unrest in the area related to the Soweto uprising.References
ISAACS, Faiza16Was detained for one month under emergency regulations in October 1987 at Pollsmoor prison, Cape Town, because of her student activities and political associations.References
ISAACS, Henry Eric24A SASO activist and later PAC member who was detained in 1973 and later placed under a banning order while serving as the SRC President at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town. While under house arrest in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, he and his family faced ongoing intimidation by named members of the SAP. He fled into exile and became a senior PAC representative until his resignation in 1982 during a period of severe internal conflict within the PAC.References
ISAACS, Shanaaz17A Bonteheuwel student activist and UDF supporter who was detained under emergency regulations in June and July 1986 in Pollsmoor prison, Cape Town.References
ISAAKS, Beulin16Was shot dead by SAP members in Paballelo, Upington, Cape, on 11 November 1985. She was pregnant at the time of her death. Several other residents were injured. A community meeting held the previous day to discuss social and political grievances was followed by police shootings and youth attacks on security forces and perceived collaborators.References
ISAAKS, DavidA local Labour Party leader known for challenging discriminatory practices in the area who was shot dead by a named farmer in Upington, Cape, on 29 February 1988. Mr Isaaks had intervened after the farmer had shot at some children.References
ISHAPIN, GordonWas injured in a hand grenade explosion on 25 May 1993 in Kimberley, Cape, during an ANC protest march to the Bophuthatswana consulate. Two MK operatives threw a hand grenade at the building which bounced back into the crowd, killing one person and injuring forty one others. Two ANC members were wrongly convicted of the killing. Four MK operatives and ANC members, two of whom denied guilt, were refused amnesty (AC/2000/053 and AC/2000/241).References
ISSEL, James Victor45An ANC supporter who was held in custody for eleven months from 1 May 1979 in Worcester prison, Cape. He was arrested for alleged involvement in an arson attack in Worcester, but was acquitted. He was detained in June 1980 and again August 1985 for one month.References
ISSMAN, Irngard Herna MariaA passenger on a Translux bus who was injured when APLA operatives opened fire at the Gamka River Bridge, Beaufort West, Cape, on the 27 August 1993. Eight people were injured in the attack on the bus. One perpetrator was granted amnesty (AC/2000/167). See APLA attacks.References
ITUMELENG, Thapelo 18Was beaten to death in Khutsong, Carletonville, Transvaal, in June 1990 following a split in the ANC- aligned Khutsong Youth Congress (KYC). The KYC split into two opposing factions, the ‘Gadaffis’ and the ‘Zim-zims’. The split led to a number of deaths in the area.References
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