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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 M

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MAAKA, Makinta Elizabeth 18An ANC supporter who was shot and injured by members of the SAP at her home in Mookgophog, Naboomspruit, Transvaal, in April 1993 because they believed she had attended the night vigil for assassinated SACP leader Chris Hani.References
MAAKANA, Mapimele Bennett 37An ANC supporter who was detained in solitary confinement under unsanitary conditions in Tzaneen, Transvaal, during March 1990. He was hospitalised for two weeks under police guard and then returned to his cell. The incident occurred soon after the unbanning of political parties and the release of political prisoners. Mr Maakana was allegedly detained because of his involvement in building ANC structures.References
MAAKE, Jacob JacksonWas apprehended in Mamelodi, Pretoria, by Northern Transvaal Security Branch operatives on 13 July 1987. He and two others were taken to the Portland Cement mine near Pienaarsrivier, where they were tortured during interrogation and then killed by electric shock. Their bodies were then taken to an abandoned road in Bophuthatswana and blown up in a landmine explosion. Three Northern Transvaal Security Branch operatives were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0030, AC/1999/0032 and AC/2000/107).References
MAAKE, Jerome JosephWas severely assaulted in Tzaneen, Transvaal, on 13 September 1982 by Vlakplaas operatives who suspected him of being an MK operative. An askari was granted amnesty (AC/2000/163).References
MAAKE, Matome David 23A COSAS leader who was detained and tortured by the Lebowa Police at GaKgapane, Lebowa, in March 1986. Mr Maake had returned from hiding in the mountains following the submission of an SRC memorandum to school inspectors.References
MAAKO, TumishiA UDF supporter who was beaten with sjamboks and knobkerries by Imbokodo members at the tribal authority in Leeuwfontein, KwaNdebele, in May 1986 during conflict over the independence of KwaNdebele.References
MAAPE, David Tlhomelang 28An MK operative who was arrested on 6 November 1987 in Taung, Bophuthatswana, and repeatedly tortured, first in Taung by members of the Bophuthatswana Police and later in Vryburg, Cape, by members of the SAP. The police were reportedly trying to extract information about his whereabouts between 1983 and 1986. He was sentenced to six years in prison.References
MAARMAN, Sophie Nunusi 16A scholar who was shot dead by members of the SAP in Graaff-Reinet, Cape, on 16 February 1986 while she was participating in a demonstration.References
MAARMAN, Thembisile Skune 19Was abducted, stoned to death and necklaced by a crowd of COSAS members and UDF supporters in Jansenville, Cape, on 6 April 1985. The crowd suspected Mr Maarman of being a police informer. One perpetrator applied for and was granted amnesty for the incident (AC/1999/0240).References
MAARTENS, JohannesA policeman who suffered an attempt on his life when the Lady Grey police station in the Eastern Cape was attacked by APLA operatives during January 1992. The perpetrators fired shots and threw a hand grenade at the station. One APLA member was granted amnesty (AC/1998/0057). See APLA attacks.References
MAARTENS, RietaShe suffered an attempt on her life when the Lady Grey police station in the Eastern Cape was attacked by APLA operatives during January 1992. The perpetrators fired shots and threw a hand grenade at the station. One APLA member was granted amnesty (AC/1998/0057). See APLA attacks. References
MABAKALALA, JonasWas the victim of a teargas attack by members of the SAP in Dennilton, Kwa-Ndebele, on 23 March 1986, apparently in retaliation for the killing earlier of a police officer.References
MABALANE, BabaWas shot by IFP supporters in Tembisa, Kempton Park, Transvaal. Tembisa was one of many Vaal townships engulfed in conflict between IFP and ANC supporters.References
MABALANE, Frieda 15An Huhudi Youth Organisation member and UDF supporter who was stabbed and injured by a named UDF supporter in Huhudi, Vryburg, Cape, on 27 November 1985, after being accused of being an informer. Later that day she was abducted from her home and forced to drink petrol before being hung from a tree and severely burnt by the same perpetrator and other members of the youth organisation. She died soon afterwards in hospital.References
MABALEHA, Annah Disebo 19Was raped and killed during political conflict in Sebokeng, Transvaal on 1 May 1993.References
MABALEKA, Joseph Ndodomzi Master 31An ANC supporter who was assaulted by named vigilantes on 17 March 1990 in Matatiele, Natal, when he went to the aid of an ANC member who was being attacked. He was taken to the local headman, where he was further assaulted and required to state that he would join in the campaign against the ANC in the area. When he returned home, his house had been vandalised.References
MABANDLA, Gxakela 32An iKongo member who was detained and assaulted by members of the SAP at Bizana police station, Transkei, in 1960. When he moved to Durban after his release, Mr Mabandla was detained for three months and tortured in Sentela, Lamontville, Durban, in 1961. See Pondoland revolt. References
MABANGA, Abraham DoctorHe died after he was stabbed and burnt in Vosloorus, Transvaal, in September 1990, allegedly by IFP supporters, during intense political conflict in the area.References
MABANGA, Bhekinkosi Moses 37An IFP supporter who had his house in Ndwedwe, KwaZulu, near Durban, burnt down by ANC supporters in February 1994. At least twenty eight incidents of house burning were recorded in Ndwedwe during this month.References
MABANGA, Grinance ThembiShe had her home burnt down by IFP supporters at Esikhawini, KwaZulu, near Empangeni, Natal, on 11 February 1992 in ongoing political conflict in the area.References
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