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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 Y

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YEKANI, Mzukisi William (aka ‘Sicelo’) 23Was shot and killed by a member of an ANC self-defence unit (SDU) in Katlehong, Transvaal, in 1993 or 1994. Mr Yekani and the applicant lived in the same house. The applicant testified that he accidentally shot Mr Yekani through the door of their home, believing that it was members of the ISU knocking and kicking on the door. The SDU member was refused amnesty (AC/1999/0348).References
YEKANI, Wazina He died after he was assaulted with hammers and ‘necklaced’ by a member of the UDF supporting ‘Killer Boys’ gang on 2 February 1987 in Mdantsane, Ciskei. Twelve perpetrators were convicted and sentenced for the killings. They were refused amnesty (AC/1997/0049).References
YEKANI, Zongile44A UDF supporter who lost his home and all his possessions in KTC, Cape Town, in June 1986 during the mass destruction of UDF-supporting squatter camps by the vigilantes, acting with the tacit approval and aid of the security forces. Over sixty people were killed and twenty thousand homes were destroyed in the attacks. References
YEKELA, Ntabankulu30A PAC supporter who was arrested by members of the SAP in Cape Town in April 1963 and later imprisoned at Robben Island and Pollsmoor prisons. Mr Yekela was subjected to hard labour and severe beatings while in prison. References
YEKI, Hillbrow28Was shot and injured by members of the Riot Police in Nyanga, Cape Town, on 26 December 1976, during political conflict between Nyanga residents and hostel-dwellers in the Christmas 1976 period. References
YELANI, David Mbulelo21An ANCYL activist who was shot and injured by members of the SAP in Izwelethu, Bophuthatswana, in April 1993 during a dispute between the community and the headman over local government elections. References
YELANI, Sipho Pleare 31An off-duty SADF member who was shot and injured as he stood watching a burning car during inter-group conflict in Crossroads, Cape Town, on 28 January 1993, sparked by a named Crossroads leader’s attempts to remove certain residents by force.References
YENDE, Elson38Was severely beaten by members of the SAP in Emzinoni, near Bethal, Transvaal, during the funeral in 1983 of community leader Saul Mkhize who had been killed by a policeman. References
YENDE, Joseph 27An ANC supporter who was beaten, allegedly by members of the SAP accompanied by a named local councillor, in Vosloorus, Transvaal , on 7 July 1992. Teargas and shots were fired into the house. Mr Yende’s mother and another family member who was an MK operative were killed when a hand grenade exploded during the attack.References
YENDE, Matha Phelo3Was teargassed when members of the SAP and a named local councillor raided her home in Vosloorus, Transvaal, on 7 July 1992. Her grandmother and another family member who was an MK operative were killed when a hand grenade exploded during the raid. References
YENDE, Thoko Was stabbed and shot by IFP supporting hostel-dwellers who attacked vehicles trapped at a police roadblock in Tembisa, Transvaal , on 31 July 1993. Ms Yende’s fiance and several others died in the attack.References
YENGANA, Siphiwe27A member of the East London Youth Organisation who was severely beaten by members of the SAP on 18 March 1986 at his home in East London during a state of emergency. A town councillor had recently been killed. See police brutality. References
YENGENI, Mayosi Morrison32A UDF supporter who was arrested and detained for two years by members of the SAP in 1986 in Port Elizabeth. References
YENGENI, Tony Sithembiso33An MK operative who was detained in Cape Town on 17 September 1987 and severely tortured by named Western Cape Security Branch operatives. He was held in custody under section 29 of the Internal Security Act for six months, and then for three years while on trial for terrorism. Two members of the Security Branch were granted amnesty for his torture (AC/1999/0027 and AC/1999/028). References
YENGWA, Bhekizazi Ernest26An IFP supporter who was shot dead by IFP supporters at his home in Sonkombo, Ndwedwe, KwaZulu, near Durban, on 20 March 1994. The perpetrators had accused him of being an ANC sympathiser. See Sonkombo arson attacks. References
YENGWA, Felizwe50An IFP supporter whose house was burnt down by fellow IFP supporters in Sonkombo, Ndwedwe, KwaZulu, near Durban, in March 1994. Several days before the attack, the perpetrators had visited Yengwa at his home and accused him of harbouring an ANC supporter. See Sonkombo arson attacks.References
YENGWA, Khalelani68Her house was burnt down by IFP supporters in Sonkombo, Ndwedwe, KwaZulu, near Durban, on 16 March 1994. See Sonkombo arson attacks. References
YENGWA, Mnje61Her house was burnt down by IFP supporters in Sonkombo, Ndwedwe, KwaZulu, near Durban, on 16 March 1994. See Sonkombo arson attacks. References
YENGWA, Nkosiyokuthula Bongani George54Was shot by Inkatha members in Lamontville, Durban, on 15 September 1985, while trying to douse the flames engulfing his house after a petrol bomb attack during political conflict in the area. References
YENGWA, Phumapi58Her house was burnt down by IFP supporters in Sonkombo, Ndwedwe, KwaZulu, near Durban, on 16 March 1994. See Sonkombo arson attacks. References
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