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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 MAE-MAJ

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MAEMA, Pitso Simon 28He lost both his legs after he was shot by members of the Bophuthatswana Police in Rustenberg, Transvaal, on 16 December 1991 during an industrial strike at the Impala Platinum Mine.References
MAENETJA, Senyaheno ThomasWas the target of an attempted robbery in Thabamoopo, Transvaal, when two MK operatives tried to rob him of his vehicle on 7 January 1990. One MK operative was granted amnesty (AC/2000/81).References
MAENETJE, Tshepo Brown AnthonyAn ANC supporter who was severely beaten with sjamboks and rifle butts by members of the Lebowa Police in Tzaneen, Transvaal, on 8 May 1986 during a state of emergency.References
MAEPA, Ntebele MargaretWas injured and suffered damage to property on 17 June 1992 in the Boipatong massacre in Boipatong, near Vanderbijlpark, Transvaal, which left forty five people dead and twenty seven seriously injured. Thirteen perpetrators were granted amnesty, and a further three applications were refused (AC/2000/209).References
MAFA, Bantubonke 40An ANC member who was attacked in his home with spears, shot in the leg and his house burnt by an Inkatha supporter in Orlando East, Soweto, Johannesburg, in 1984.References
MAFA, Ntembeko Oswald 22An ANC supporter who was shot by members of the Ciskei Defence Force (CDF) in Bisho, Ciskei, on 7 September 1992 during an ANC protest march to demand free political activity in Ciskei. Thirty people were killed and 200 people injured in the event which became known as the Bisho massacre. Two members of the former CDF were refused amnesty for the shooting (AC/2000/122).References
MAFABATHO, Piet 49A FAWU member who was shot and injured by members of the SAP while participating in a labour strike action in Viljoenskroon, Orange Free State (OFS), on 4 December 1992. Two police vans entered the work premises and police members opened fire on striking miners, injuring six.References
MAFAFO, Moloko Jarios 48Was attacked with a hand grenade and shot by AZANLA members in Mahwelereng, Lebowa, on 5 March 1993 when investigating a shooting.References
MAFALALA, Sibongile Lennox 19Was shot and injured in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on 21 January 1993, when the house he was in was attacked by members of a balaclava group who shot at the occupants and set the house alight. Seven family members and friends died in the attack.References
MAFANYA, Ntambenkosi Davidson 25Was severely beaten by members of the Ciskei Police and the Ciskei Defence Force (CDF) on 29 August 1983 at Mdantsane, Ciskei, during the Mdantsane bus boycott. See Mdantsane bus boycott. References
MAFATA, Habofanoe Daniel 19Was arrested in Bloemfontein on 16 June 1987 and detained without trial for three months, during which time he was severely beaten and tortured by members of the SAP.References
MAFATLE, Simon ThaboA FAWUSA member who disappeared in Germiston, Transvaal, on 18 September 1993 during a strike. Mr Mafatle had accompanied a friend to buy a fridge. The fridge was delivered that day but the men never returned home. It is alleged that they were both shot by a named perpetrator and that their bodies were not identifiable.References
MAFATSHE, JohannesWas shot dead by Bophuthatswana Police in Phokeng, Bophuthatswana, on 21 March 1991 while taking part in a march led by pastors to the Governor`s office in protest against the deportation of the wife of the Bafokeng Chief.References
MAFENGU, Mabonjwa Nelson 30Was severely assaulted by members of the SAP and the SADF in November 1960 in Bizana, Transkei, during the Pondoland revolt. See Pondoland revolt. References
MAFEREKA, Selleane Paulina 15Was shot and injured by members of the SAP in Sebokeng, Transvaal, on 26 March 1986 when she joined a protest march against high rents organised by the Vaal Civic Association. As a result of the shooting, Selleane is disabled and suffers from a psychological disorder. References
MAFFA, Mosima Elizabeth 54She had her home in GaMatlala, Lebowa, burnt down by supporters of Chief BK Matlala on 2 February 1980, because she resisted Lebowa`s proposed independence from South Africa.References
MAFFODI, Jemina Maphuti 26She had her home in GaMatlala, Lebowa, burnt down by supporters of Chief BK Matlala on 2 February 1980, because she resisted Lebowa`s proposed independence from South Africa.References
MAFHALA, PhineasWas killed by members of the SADF at Messina, Transvaal, in 1981 during a workers` march.References
MAFIKA, Daniel Moreno 40Was shot dead by Inkatha supporters in Mpumalanga, KwaZulu, near Durban, on 28 December 1987. It is believed that Mr Mafika`s Sotho identity made him the target of a Zulu ethnic attack.References
MAFIKA, Lindiwe Sara Makazibuyile 43An ANC supporter who fled her home in Folweni, KwaZulu, near Umlazi, Durban on 5 July 1992 because of political violence in the area. A week later, she returned to find her home had been destroyed, allegedly by IFP supporters.References
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