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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 MAR-MAS

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MARA, Bafedile Jane 20An ANC supporter who was severely tortured by members of the SAP while in detention in Kroonstad, Orange Free State (OFS), in March 1990. Together with others, she was detained while taking part in a rent and electricity boycott against the Council of Moakeng, and charged with public violence. She was held in custody for six weeks. Charges were withdrawn after four months.References
MARABA, Daniel 21An ANC supporter who was tortured in detention on 3 December 1985 at Khutsong, Carletonville, Transvaal, by named members of the SAP trying to elicit information about the newly formed Khutsong Youth League.References
MARABA, ThibeliDied of injuries after being beaten with a sjambok by members of the SAP on 16 June 1976, the first day of the Soweto uprising.References
MARABE, Maria Lipolelo 35She had her house burnt down during a tribal dispute in Maboloko, Bophuthatswana, in May 1977.References
MARAI, LipotaAn ANC member who was shot dead on 9 December 1982 in an attack by SADF Special Forces operatives on several ANC houses and a block of flats on Maseru, Lesotho. Thirty South Africans and 12 citizens of Lesotho were killed in the midnight attack. After Mr Lipota had gone into exile in 1977, his mother and sister were detained.References
MARAIS, Ezekiel Domongo Matshidiso 20An ANC member who was detained by members of the Fountain Security Branch in Bloemfontein on three separate occasions between January 1978 and June 1980. He was tortured in detention, allegedly for leading a rent boycott and for `furthering the aims of the ANC`.References
MARAIS, Philmarin AnnelizeWas one of eighteen people injured in a limpet mine explosion at a bus stop near the Checkers shopping complex in Silverton, Transvaal, on 4 July 1986. Four MK operatives were granted amnesty for the attack (AC/1999/0257).References
MARAKALALA, Dikeledi Johannes 36Was beaten in Brits, Transvaal, in 1989 by a named perpetrator, allegedly a Vark Squad member. References
MARAKALALA, Josephine Mokgadi 23Was tortured in detention by members of the SAP at Tembisa police station and Sun City prison, Transvaal, during the state of emergency in July 1986. Ms Marakalala was active in various community organisations.References
MARAKALALA, Makgaba Jeanette 35An ANC supporter who was beaten by Vark Squad vigilantes at Oukasie, near Brits, Transvaal, on 30 October 1989.References
MARAKE, Paki George 50A Dikwankwetla National Party (DNP) supporter and member of the QwaQwa parliament, had his house burnt down in Botshabelo, near Bloemfontein, on 19 August 1987. His home was again petrol-bombed in June 1990.References
MARAMBA, Zukiswa 19An ANCYL member who was severely beaten and injured by members of the Ciskei Police on 24 October 1985 in Zwelitsha, Ciskei, while he was attending a funeral.References
MARANANA, Mr (first name not given)Was shot dead by members of the SAP in East London in March 1986.References
MARANXA, Pumla 38A PAC supporter who was severely injured in Boipatong, Vanderbijlpark, Transvaal, on 20 June 1990 when the SAP opened fire at a group of PAC supporters gathered where members of the SAP had shot a boy. Ms Maranxa was there to check if it was her son who had been shot when police opened fire. Ten pellets are still lodged in her back.References
MARAWU, HowardA church minister and trade unionist who lost his home in a petrol bomb attack in Guguletu, Cape Town, on 17 October 1979. Reverend Marawu had endured ongoing police harassment because of his political activity and had received telephonic death threats shortly before the attack.References
MARAWU, Mziwabantu JaftaWas shot and injured by members of the SAP in 1976, after which his house was petrol-bombed, allegedly by the SAP, in Guguletu, Cape Town, during 1979. Mr Marawu`s father was a prominent political activist who had received death threats before the attack.References
MARAYI, Florence Ntombizonke 24A UDF supporter who was shot and stabbed, and had her house petrol-bombed, by Inkatha supporters at Inanda, near KwaMashu, Durban, in October 1989.References
MARCH, DavidWas abducted by members of the SAP in Alexandra, Johannesburg, in November 1993 during violence in the township. He has not been seen since and is presumed dead.References
MARCH, JosephWas shot dead in his own front yard in Alexandra, Johannesburg, in June 1993 during conflict between IFP and ANC supporters.References
MARCH, PhilipWas shot dead by members of the SADF and SAP inside school grounds in Alexandra, Johannesburg, in June 1976 after the Soweto uprising had spilt over into neighbouring areas.References
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