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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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SAMBO, Johannes ‘Sweet’ He died at Sqamaans, Transvaal , on 4 July 1991 while being tort u red during interrogation by members of the Eastern Transvaal Security Branch, who suspected him of being an ANC supporter. His body was later completely destroyed by Vlakplaas operatives using explosives at the Verdacht weapons range. Four Vlakplaas operatives, including the commander, were granted amnesty for the killing (AC/2001/141).References
SAMBO, Joseph Keane Was killed when MK operatives detonated an explosive in a car outside the South African Air Force (SAAF) headquarters in Church Street, Pretoria, on 20 May 1983. Twenty-one people were killed and 217 injured. The overall commander of MK’s Special Operations Unit and two MK operatives were granted amnesty (AC/2001/003 and AC/2001/023). See Church Street bombing, Pretoria. References
SAMBO, SamWas abducted and tortured by SADF members at Matsulu, KaNgwane, during 1987. One perpetrator was granted amnesty for the incident (AC/2001/277). References
SAMBO, Sasco Sozabile 18An ANC supporter who was in a group of ‘comrades’ walking near a policeman’s house singing political songs when a named policeman and members of the SADF shot at them on 19 May 1986 in Komatipoort, Transvaal . Some of his ‘comrades’ were injured and others died in the shooting.References
SAMBO, Sibongile (aka ‘Doris’) 32Was severely injured when she and her sister were abducted from home, raped and shot by members of an ANC self-defence unit (SDU) in Tokoza, Transvaal , in 1993. Her sister was killed in the attack. One month earlier, their home was attacked and burnt. The SDU members believed the two sisters were IFP supporters. Three SDU members were granted amnesty for the arson attack. Four SDU members, who had not participated in the rape, were granted amnesty for the killing and attempted killing (AC/2000/139).References
SAMBO, Sizombi MirriamWas severely burnt in an attempted killing in KaNyamazane, KaNgwane, on 16 August 1990, during a boycott of Matsebula Transport. People using the buses during the boycott were allegedly victimised. References
SAMBO, Trea GulaphiWas detained at Komatipoort Police station, Tvl, on 28 April 1980 and tortured by members of the SAP because her cousins were MK operatives. Her father, brother and cousins were detained at the same time. Ms Sambo was then detained at the Barberton prison for several months, during which time she had to undergo surgery as a result of her injuries. References
SAME, Dick29A UDF supporter who was severely beaten and tortured through electric shocks and suffocation by members of the SAP in December 1986 in Port Alfred, Cape, because he refused to admit that a rifle found in a car was his own. At the time the police and soldiers were deployed in the township and roadblocks set up on roads leading into the township. References
SAMELO, Andries Pakiso35Was severely injured when members of the AVF detonated an explosive at Viljoenskroon, OFS, on 8 December 1993, during a right-wing campaign to force the government to acknowledge their struggle for the creation of a volkstaat. Four people were injured in the blast. Four perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0001). References
SAMSON, Xolile (aka ‘Valdez Thabang’)An MK operative who was shot and injured during an arrest by Vlakplaas operatives and members of the SAP’s Special Task Force at Vosloorus, Transvaal , on 7 November 1988. Despite his injuries he was immediately interrogated and severely assaulted, dying shortly thereafter. Five Vlakplaas operatives, including the commander, were granted amnesty (AC/2001/146).References
SAMUEL, Lee30Was shot and severely injured by members of the SAP in George, Cape, on 13 September 1976, during protests related to the Soweto uprising. Mr Samuel was later charged with public violence but was acquitted. References
SAMUELS, Billy56An IFP supporter who had his home burnt down at Matshana, KwaZulu, near Empangeni, Natal, during ongoing conflict between the ANC and the IFP in April 1993. He was also shot and wounded on 20 April 1993. References
SANA, Wiseman Zitembile45He had his business premises destroyed in a bombing attack by members of the AWB on 13 August 1993 in Queenstown, Cape. One perpetrator was granted amnesty (AC/1998/0029). References
SANDI, Nontyantyambo Medeline 17An ANC supporter who was burnt to death by ‘comrades’ on 27 August 1986 in Grahamstown, Cape. She was accused of being a collaborator.References
SANDILE, Nelson MtutuAn ANC supporter who was repeatedly arrested and tortured during 1961 in Transkei. References
SANDILE, Nozukile Nonampondo Nanyawuza33An ANC supporter who was beaten by members of the Transkei Police, in Transkei, during 1976. References
SANGO, Makhosandile David53He had his house and possessions burnt in an arson attack at Inanda, near KwaMashu, Durban, during ongoing conflict between ANC and IFP supporters in the area in 1993. References
SANGONI, Zolile29An ANC supporter who was shot dead on 5 February 1988 by members of the Transkei Police on the road to Umtata, Transkei. References
SANGOTSHA, Buyisile Samuel 71An ANC supporter who lost his house in an arson attack by ADM supporters during political conflict in King William’s Town, Cape, on 2 April 1993.References
SANGOTSHA, Mxolisi 35An ANC supporter who was shot dead by ADM members during political conflict at Bhele, near King William’s Town, Cape, on 2 April 1993.References
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