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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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MASEKO, NobuhleWas abducted by AmaButho members and other Inkatha supporters on her way to school in Lindelani, near KwaMashu, Durban, on 16 March 1987, and has not been seen again. Ms Maseko is presumed to be one of seven youths whose bodies were found at a named pro-Inkatha vigilante`s home.References
MASEKO, Ntamela Lucas 22Was severely beaten when arrested at his home in Driekoppies, Komatipoort, Transvaal, in March 1980. He was detained for a year and then transferred to Barberton prison. Police were searching for weapons allegedly brought in from Angola by his cousin, an MK operative.References
MASEKO, Ntombizodwa Maria 41She had her home burnt down by named ANC supporters at Diepdale, near Nelspruit, Transvaal, on 2 July 1993 during political conflict in the area.References
MASEKO, Patrick Dumisani 26Was stabbed to death in Ermelo, Transvaal, on 24 December 1991 during conflict between residents and IFP-aligned Black Cats. See Black Cats. References
MASEKO, PhilemonWas severely injured when a bomb, planted by AWB members, exploded at a taxi rank on the corner of Odendaal and Victoria Streets in Germiston, Transvaal, on the 25 April 1994. Ten people were killed and nine were injured in the blast. Four perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0342). See right-wing attacks.References
MASEKO, Phillip Nkosinathi 25An MK operative who was shot dead by members of the SAP in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, on 1 January 1984 shortly after returning from exile in Swaziland.References
MASEKO, RabieWas shot dead in Tokoza, Transvaal, allegedly by Khumalo gang members on 1 January 1993. Three others were also allegedly killed by gang members on that day. See Khumalo gang. References
MASEKO, Sicelo Christopher LeftyAn MK cadre who died on 6 October 1988 in Luanda, Angola, reportedly during a UNITA ambush. MK soldiers based in Angola assisted the FAPLA forces of the ruling MPLA government in its war against UNITA, which was assisted by the South African government. 1987-8 saw particularly fierce fighting, in which a number of MK soldiers were killed in combat, often in ambushes laid by UNITA.References
MASEKO, Sipho Josaia 20An ANC supporter who was abducted and severely tortured in Dennilton, Moutse, KwaNdebele, in 1986 by Imbokodo vigilantes and members of the SAP during conflict over incorporation into KwaNdebele. See Imbokodo. References
MASEKO, Thandi Mirriam 15A COSAS leader who was shot by members of the SAP in Leandra, Transvaal, in July 1985 during student protest action in the area.References
MASEKO, Veli Badnock 47An ANC supporter who was shot and burnt to death, allegedly by named colleagues who were IFP supporters, in Katlehong, Transvaal, on 14 August 1993. Mr Maseko was reportedly killed in retaliation for the alleged necklacking by ANC supporters of one of the perpetrator`s cousins.References
MASEKO, Vincent Jabu 18Was shot by Imbokodo vigilantes in Moutse, KwaNdebele, in May 1986 and died in hospital a few days later. The area was tense due to government proposals for incorporation into KwaNdebele.References
MASEKO, Vusimuzi NoahWas seriously injured when stabbed with knives and pangas by Zulu-speaking hostel-dwellers on 13 September 1990 during conflict between Vosloorus residents and hostel-dwellers. Mr Maseko was on his way to work by taxi when the driver abducted the passengers and drove them to the hostel.References
MASEKO, Wilson ZwelibanziOne of ten youths on trial for the murder of a local chief, was shot dead by named IFP supporters on 30 September 1993 at Diepdale, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu, near Durban, when the vehicle in which he and nine others were travelling was ambushed. The ten were returning from a court appearance when they were attacked, allegedly by the chief`s son and other IFP supporters. Four of the accused were killed and three others injured in this attack.References
MASEKWANA, Nosipho 16Was burnt to death in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on 21 January 1993, in an attack by members of a balaclava group who shot at the family home and set it alight. Seven people including several members of the Jwambi family were killed in the attack.References
MASELELA, Aby 29An ANC supporter who was shot dead by members of the SAP in Meadowlands, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 16 June 1976, the first day of the Soweto uprising.References
MASELELA, Morris 28Was shot, beaten and arrested by members of the Bophuthatswana Police at Soshanguve, Pretoria, on 28 July 1990 at the funeral of an activist killed in political conflict.References
MASELELA, SamuelAn ANC supporter who was one of ten youths from Mamelodi, Pretoria, recruited during the state of emergency by a named askari, supposedly for ANC military training in Botswana. Near Nietverdiend the ten youths were forcibly injected with sedatives or another chemical substance and were burnt to death when the vehicle was deliberately crashed and blown up during June 1986. The members of the Security Police involved were congratulated for good service and rewarded. They applied for amnesty. See Nietverdiend ambush.References
MASELOA, Makgasane Aaron 33A COSAS member who was severely beaten by named members of the Bophuthatswana security forces in Thaba Nchu, Bophuthatswana, in 1980. Mr Maseloa was in detention because of his political affiliation and under suspicion of assisting South African exiles.References
MASEMOLA, Busi 13Was burnt in an arson attack on her home by Imbokodo vigilantes in Siyabuswa, KwaNdebele, on 12 June 1986 during conflict over incorporation into KwaNdebele.References
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