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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 SA-SG

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SACHS, Albert ‘Albie’ LouisAn ANC member who was severely injured and lost his arm in a car bomb explosion in Maputo, Mozambique, on 7 April 1986. The bomb was planted by CCB operatives. One member of SADF Military Intelligence was granted amnesty for providing target information on an MK operative whom he alleged to have been the target of the attack (AC/2001/257).References
SADIKI, Mavhungu SamuelAn ANC activist who was arrested and detained by members of the SADF and Venda Police in Thohoyandou, Venda. References
SADIKI, Rossert33An ANC supporter who was severely beaten by members of the Venda Police on 13 June 1986 in Vleifontein, Tvl, during forced removals in the area. References
SAFERS, Deon Walter24A UDF and ANC supporter who was arrested on public violence charges and severely beaten by named policemen in Mossel Bay, Cape, on 21 April 1986. All charges were later dropped. He was detained on 16 June 1986 and held under emergency regulations for four months in George prison, Cape. He was again arrested and beaten by police on 15 July 1987. See police brutality. References
SAHAWULI, Pumelele25A Poqo member who was tortured in detention and convicted of sabotage in 1962 in Paarl, Cape, and sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment on Robben Island, Cape Town.References
SAICH, J Was injured in what became known as the Magoo’s bar bombing in Durban on 14 June 1986. The explosion killed three women and injured at least 74 other people. Seven MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/128).References
SAJINI, Nomthandazo SylviaWas tear-gassed by members of the SAP in Plettenberg Bay, Cape, in 1990, when police fired teargas into a crowded hall where residents were meeting. References
SAKANLA, PumeleleA PAC supporter who was a participant in a Poqo march to storm the police station and prison in Paarl, Cape, on 21 November 1962. Five marchers were shot dead and two Paarl residents were killed by Poqo supporters. Mr Sakanla was convicted of sabotage and sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment on Robben Island.References
SAKATI, Xolile Shepard (aka ‘Charles Jack’) An askari who was killed with three Eastern Cape Security Branch operatives in the Motherwell car bomb explosion, Port Elizabeth, on 14 December 1989, in a joint operation by the Eastern Cape Security Branch and Security Branch headquarters. Two operatives from the Eastern Cape Security Branch and seven from Security Branch headquarters, including the Vlakplaas commander and his commanding officer, were refused amnesty for the operation. Applicants presented different versions as to why the four had been killed (AC/1999/0345).References
SAKHA, Mazola25A UDF supporter who had her house in Umbogintwini, near Durban, burnt down in January 1986 in intensifying conflict between Inkatha and UDF supporters. Inkatha supporters were allegedly using arson attacks to drive UDF supporters out of the area. References
SAKIA, Jeffrey Tumisang 21Was severely beaten by SAP members in Upington, Cape, on 3 December 1985, after which he was charged, with 25 others, for the crowd killing of a Municipal Policeman. One of the Upington 26, Mr Sakia was sentenced to six years’imprisonment, overturned on appeal.References
SAKMAN, KedanileA primary school pupil who was detained for three months from 9 September 1993 in Venterstad, Cape. He was accused of burning down a policeman’s house and tortured. He later sued the Minister of Safety and Security for wrongful arrest.References
SAKOANE, Keketso Moalosi Was severely beaten in January 1967 in Johannesburg. He was a secretary of the BCP local branch. He was charged with sabotage and sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment on Robben Island. Mr Sakoane and all who attended a meeting called by Chief Jonathan and the King of Lesotho were targeted by security forces, as the apartheid regime supported the new Lesotho government.References
SAKU, Xolile Eric20A member of the ANCYL and the Uitenhage Youth Congress who was arrested on 7 March 1987 in Port Elizabeth and tortured in detention by members of the SAP. References
SAKULAKAZANA, Jonguvuyo Thabane23A UDF supporter who was shot dead by a named Inkatha supporter at KwaMashu, Durban, on 10 September 1988. References
SALAGAE, Isaac Mothoosele30Was severely assaulted by Bophuthatswana Police in Taung, Bophuthatswana, during September 1988. He was attending a community meeting that demanded the return of Chief Mankuroane when it was violently dispersed by Bophuthatswana security forces. References
SALI, George Mncedisi17An ANC supporter who was left a paraplegic after being shot by members of the SAP in Katlehong, Transvaal, on 2 January 1994. References
SALI, John Delekile56Was left a paraplegic after being assaulted by members of the SAP during conflict between the community residents and the police in Graaff-Reinet, Cape, in June 1986. References
SALIE, Shamiel29An employee at Nedbank in Caledon Street, Uitenhage, Cape, suffered severe trauma when he was taken hostage and used as a human shield by APLA operatives during a foiled bank robbery on 4 January 1994. Two perpetrators were granted amnesty for the armed robbery and kidnapping (AC/2000/125). See APLA attacks. References
SALIWA, Mveleli Thanduxolo22An ANC supporter who was tortured in detention by members of the Security Branch in East London in 1981. References
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