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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.

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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 MAT-MAZ

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NameAgeDescription
MATHEBULA, Dumalile Agnes 39She had her home burnt down by IFP-supporting Vusumuzi hostel-dwellers in Tembisa, Transvaal, on 23 June 1993 because her husband was an MK operative in charge of training the local ANC-aligned self-defence unit.References
MATHEBULA, George 24A member of the SAP who was severely injured when MK operatives threw hand grenades into his house in Mamelodi, Pretoria, on 13 October 1985. Two MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0260).References
MATHEBULA, Gladys Thandi 33A UDF supporter who was shot by members of the SAP in Barberton, Transvaal, as she was returning from the funeral of a political activist on 1 March 1986.References
MATHEBULA, Isaac 13Was shot and injured by members of the SAP in Ackerville, near Witbank, Transvaal, in 1986 during political conflict and a stayaway in the area. He was hospitalised for two weeks and upon his discharge was detained for four months on charges of public violence. He was found guilty, and sentenced to a five-year suspended sentence and eight strokes which were reduced to five by a doctor.References
MATHEBULA, Kenneth Chimane 22Was shot by Inkatha supporters in Alexandra, Johannesburg, in March 1990 during conflict between IFP-aligned hostel-dwellers and ANC-aligned residents.References
MATHEBULA, Lenah Makhoakane 38Was assaulted and detained in solitary confinement in Pretoria in 1977 after she unwittingly agreed to house four boys on their way into exile.References
MATHEBULA, Lizzy NkiyasiWas beaten to death by ANC supporters at her house in Xhelani village, Malamulele, Venda, in May 1991. Ms Nkiyasi was suspected of witchcraft.References
MATHEBULA, Michael Funfun 15An ANCYL member who was tortured in detention in KaNyamazane, Nelspruit, Transvaal, in 1984. References
MATHEBULA, Nhlanhla Sanele 18An ANC supporter who was shot dead by IFP supporters in KwaNxamalala, KwaZulu, near Pietermaritzburg, on 4 February 1993. Two other ANC supporters were also killed.References
MATHEBULA, Nomadlozi Lettie 20The wife of an SAP member who was severely injured when MK operatives threw hand grenades into their house in Mamelodi, Pretoria, on 13 October 1985. Two MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0260).References
MATHEBULA, PatrickWas injured in a hand grenade explosion in a shebeen in Lulekani, Gazankulu, on 28 March 1986. Fifteen people died and scores of others were injured in the explosion which was allegedly caused by members of the SADF. See Gazankulu Hand Grenade attack.References
MATHEBULA, Robert Themba 49An Inkatha supporter who was stabbed to death and his body set alight on 14 May 1990 in Hibberdene, Natal, in intense political conflict between Inkatha and ANC supporters in the area. References
MATHEBULA, Samuel 30Was shot in the arm in Katlehong, Transvaal, on 7 May 1994 while travelling through `no-man`s land` - a buffer zone between hostels and Katlehong. He was caught in crossfire at the burial of an ANC supporter.References
MATHEBULA, Themba ZobhaAn ANC supporter who was killed by Inkatha supporters in April 1990 in Mahwaqa, near Port Shepstone, Natal.References
MATHEBULA, Vincent 24Was killed in a hand grenade explosion in Lulekani, near Phalaborwa, Transvaal, on 28 March 1986. The grenade was thrown into a shebeen by members of the SADF Recce 5 Battallion, deployed to act against youth activists in this area. See Gazankulu Hand grenade attack.References
MATHEBULA, ZephaniaAn MK operative was shot dead by IFP-aligned Toaster gang members and IFP supporters in Isando, Transvaal, on 25 June 1993. The perpetrators burnt down his house on 23 June 1993 before shooting him in the head and heart at the entrance to his workplace. After returning from exile, Mr Mathebula led the local ANC-aligned self-defence unit which aimed to counter attacks on township residents organised from the IFP-supporting Vusimuzi hostel.References
MATHENGELA, Donald Sifiso 26An MK operative who was detained, assaulted and held in solitary confinement by members of the SAP in Germiston, Transvaal, in 1969, after entering the country on a mission to recruit ANC members. He was then imprisoned on Robben Island, Cape Town, for a period of seven years, where he was severely ill-treated. After his release he was again detained in 1979 and tortured in Durban, after which he experienced severe psychiatric problems.References
MATHENJWA, Busisiwe 53An ANC supporter who had her house burnt down by Inkatha supporters at Amaoti, Inanda, near Durban, on 2 October 1988 in intensifying violent conflict in the area. Her grandson, aged sixteen, was killed in political conflict the following day.References
MATHENJWA, Dumingo Sigwili 16An ANC supporter who was dragged out of a taxi, beaten and stabbed to death by Inkatha supporters in Verulam, Natal, on 3 October 1988 in intensifying political conflict in the area.References
MATHENJWA, Julia Sizani 37An ANC supporter who had her home in Matshana, KwaZulu, near Empangeni, Natal, burnt down by IFP supporters on 27 July 1992.References
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