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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 Y

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YENGWA, Zinhle Mukelisiwe16A UDF supporter who was shot and injured by Inkatha supporters in Lamontville, Durban, on 15 September 1985. References
YENI, Basil Sithembiso ‘Venon’ 23A UDF supporter who was shot dead by Inkatha supporters and members of the KwaZulu police in Umlazi, Durban, on 11 April 1990.References
YENI, Gugu Phyllis29An ANC supporter whose home in Inanda, near KwaMashu, Durban, was destroyed in an arson attack during intensifying conflict between IFP and ANC supporters in the area in June 1985. References
YENI, Thabani Almon37An ANC supporter who was shot dead by IFP supporters in Murchison, near Port Shepstone, Natal, on 12 December 1993. References
YIKA, Maxwel Nick28An ANC supporter who was beaten, stabbed and shot by IFP supporters before being thrown off a train near Dube station, Transvaal, on 13 June 1992. See train violence. References
YIKA, Qoshiwe Roselina Norah37Her home was burnt down by unidentified perpetrators in Katlehong, Transvaal, in 1992. Her husband was shot dead outside his supermarket in a separate incident. Both incidents occurred at a time of heightened tension between IFP-supporting hostel-dwellers and ANC-supporting residents in the area. References
YIKA, Saule Zilelo21Was abducted and then burnt to death by members of the IFP-aligned Khetisi Kheswa gang in Sebokeng, Transvaal, on 18 April 1992 during conflict in the area between IFP supporters from KwaMadala hostel and ANC- supporting residents. See Khetisi Kheswa gang. References
YILIWE, Mzuvo Wages19Was shot by members of the Ciskei Defence Force (CDF) in Bisho, Ciskei, on 7 September 1992 during an ANC protest march to demand free political activity in Ciskei. Thirty people were killed and two hundred people were injured in what became known as the Bisho massacre. Two members of the former CDF were refused amnesty for the shooting (AC/2000/122). See Bisho massacre. References
YIMBA, WinnieWas abducted, shot and injured by IFP supporters in Dobsonville, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 8 May 1994 while on her way back from a rally at the FNB stadium. The perpetrators allegedly accused her and a friend of being ANC supporters. References
YOHANE, Joseph44Was shot dead during an attack on 5 July 1993 on the Radebe section, Katlehong, Transvaal, allegedly carried out by IFP supporters during ongoing political conflict in the area. References
YOKWANA, Matse Jacob68Was arrested in Ashton, Cape, on 15 June 1986, and was held for three months under emergency regulations at Victor Verster prison, Paarl, Cape. References
YOLI, Xolani12Was abducted, along with six other youths, by UDF supporters in Grahamstown, Cape, on 31 October 1986. The youths were all severely assaulted and tortured. One was shot and killed. One UDF supporter was granted amnesty (AC/1999/0247). References
YONA, Godfrey Xolile21Was arrested and charged with twenty five others known as the Upington 26 after the crowd killing of a Municipal Policeman in Pabalello, Upington, Cape, on 13 November 1985. Mr Yona and thirteen others received the death penalty, spending two years on death row before his sentence was commuted to a prison term on appeal in 1991. He was later released as a political prisoner. References
YONA, Stomberg Xolela25He died after being run over by a motor vehicle driven by members of the SAP in Grahamstown, Cape, on 3 October 1985. Mr Yona had been attending a night vigil of a friend and was on his way home. References
YORK, FlorettaA civilian who suffered injuries in a random attack on whites by PAC supporters on the Durban beachfront on 9 October 1990. Two perpetrators were granted amnesty (AC/2000/144). References
YOSE, Lindile LennoxA member of the SAP who was assaulted and robbed of his firearm by named UDF supporters on 10 March 1990 in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage, Cape. Two UDF supporters were granted amnesty (AC/1999/0280). References
YOSE, Mandla Elby23Was tortured by members of the SAP in 1985 in Somerset East, Cape, when he and others were accused of burning of a beer hall, rent office and some houses after the funeral of a political activist killed by police. References
YOSE, Mantunge Prichard Ngculazi39A local ANC co-ordinator who was detained for six months from 23 July 1992 and tortured by named and other members of the SAP at Port Shepstone, Natal. Mr Yose was interrogated about weapons believed to have been used in attacks on IFP supporters. References
YOUNG, CraigWas injured when a limpet mine planted by MK operatives exploded during lunchtime at the Wimpy restaurant in Benoni, Transvaal, on 30 July 1988. One woman was killed and at least sixty six people were injured. Four MK operatives were granted amnesty for the planning and execution of the attack (AC/1999/0294). References
YOYO, Mfene Simon43A PAC supporter who was severely tortured and beaten by members of the SAP in East London on 12 April 1963 while he was under interrogation about PAC activities. References
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