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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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MASANGO, Shevula 46Was stabbed and severely injured in the right hand by alleged members of the SAP in Duduza, Nigel, Transvaal, on 26 July 1985 while attending a night vigil of a student killed by police. Mr Masango`s hand was paralysed as a result.References
MASANGO, Wele Archibald 58A clergyman and a UDF supporter who was beaten by named members of the SAP after he and other parents had attempted to intervene in a clash between police and school children at Bongolethu, Oudtshoorn, Cape, on 29 April 1985. He was then arrested and tear-gassed in his cell at the police station. Mr Masango experienced ongoing harassment and arrests by police thereafter.References
MASANGO, William VelapheAn ANC member who was detained and beaten by members of the SAP in Zola, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 1 January 1960 because he burnt his Pass book. He was sentenced to three years in prison which was suspended.References
MASANGU, Paul 78Was shot dead in Katlehong, Transvaal, on 27 July 1993 during political conflict in the area.References
MASE, Ncedani 20Was severely beaten by a group of named Amasolomzi vigilantes in Ashton, Cape, on 4 November 1985. During the attack he fatally stabbed one of his attackers. He was taken to the police station and beaten unconscious by the same perpetrators. He then served a nine-year sentence for public violence and culpable homicide.References
MASE, Sindile Simon Bhawi 18Was shot in the stomach by named members of the SAP during protests in Hofmeyr, Cape, on 12 August 1988.References
MASEBENI, Victor Mlandeli 35A PAC member who was arrested in November 1962 and severely beaten by police in Paarl, Cape. He was detained for six months in Paarl police station, found guilty of membership of a banned organisation, and sentenced to three years` imprisonment on Robben Island, Cape Town. Whilst in prison he was severely beaten by prison warders.References
MASEBISE, Zozo Isaac Mzwandile 24Was shot dead by members of the SAP in Avalon cemetery, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 2 October 1990. Two others died in the attack.References
MASEBOA, DanielWas 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 41 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
MASEHLA, PhilemonWas abducted, interrogated and burnt to death by ANC members at Mooihek, Nebo, Lebowa, on 15 August 1990, allegedly because he had been identified by a sangoma as being associated with the killing of an ANC member in taxi-related violence. Four ANC members were granted amnesty (AC/2000/202). References
MASEKO, Aaron Mazithulele 22A COSAS member who was arrested and beaten by members of the SAP in Tembisa, Transvaal, during a student protest march in August 1993.References
MASEKO, Alfred 18Was shot dead by members of the SAP in Siyathemba, near Balfour, Transvaal, on 16 June 1986, allegedly because he was part of a group of youths who stoned four policemen. Mr Maseko was killed when one of the policemen fired a shotgun.References
MASEKO, Ben 19A COSAS supporter who was shot and injured by a member of the SAP during political conflict in Soshanguve, Pretoria, on 13 December 1985. Mr Maseko was accused of throwing stones at the house of a policeman.References
MASEKO, Bheki Ernest 35An ANC supporter who was shot dead and had his throat cut on 14 April 1993 in Mpophomeni, KwaZulu, near Howick, Natal. Earlier, he and two friends had assisted a youth in reporting a shooting incident. IFP supporters allegedly burst into the house and attacked them. One of his friends was shot dead and the other shot and injured in the attack.References
MASEKO, CarltonWas killed by members of the Black Cats in Wesselton, Ermelo, Transvaal, in 1991. One perpetrator, who was then a Black Cats member but later defected to the ANC, was granted amnesty for the killing (AC/98/0121).References
MASEKO, Carnie Alice 19Was shot dead by IFP supporters in Sharpeville, Vereeniging, Transvaal, on 15 March 1992 during conflict between IFP and ANC supporters in the area.References
MASEKO, DavidWas shot and injured by an ANCYL member in Khutsong, Carletonville, Transvaal, on 24 December 1990. One ANCYL member was granted amnesty, while another, who denied any involvement in the attack, was refused amnesty (AC/97/0001 and AC/97/0004).References
MASEKO, Edward 12Was shot dead in Sebokeng, Vereeniging, Transvaal, on 18 April 1993 during random violence before assassinated SACP leader Chris Hani`s funeral.References
MASEKO, Elizabeth JabileWas severely beaten with sjamboks and had her property stolen by vigilantes in Leandra, Transvaal, during January 1986. They were looking for her student activist daughter during conflict between scholars and the police at Impumelelo Combined School.References
MASEKO, Elliot NgcolongcoloWas tortured by members of the SAP at Komatipoort, Transvaal, on 28 April 1980. Other family members were arrested, beaten and tortured by the police.References
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