The Boipatong Massacre (pictured throughout) was an incident involving a mass attack by armed men who lived in the Inkatha Freedom. ‘Violence spiral’ led to Boipatong massacre. VANDERBIJLPARK — The growing spiral of violence in the Vaal Triangle that led to the Boipatong massacre in. The Boipatong massacre revisited. SAIRR Website Comment 30 November . The credibility of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

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They had just returned from the graveside of a popular local activist.

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Khanyile told the amnesty committee he witnessed attacks on his fellow Zulu-speaking hostel dwellers on the weekend before the massacre. But last year, I had to get operated on at Sebokeng Hospital, and get treatment.

Webarchive template wayback links CS1 errors: Is fokol, is niks When he was sober, he was disturbingly quiet. Perhaps most resonant of all were the words of Cyril Ramaphosa, at that time negotiating at Codesa. Affected families insist the killings happened in the early hours of June 17, while some locals claim the killings started on the night of June Bhekisisa Mia MalanDylan Bush The people of Boipatong called them the Zulus, and indeed, the IFP was held responsible for the blood and violence.

In one report, journalists wrote of how a woman started weeping when she saw the mob massing again the next morning, crying: I believe our mission was planned to look as though the police were protecting and helping the residents … but the damage was done.


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It was the site of the infamous Boipatong massacre on 17 Junewhen 46 township residents were massacred by local hostel-dwellers. The National Party government lost all remaining legitimacy, and the ANC was increasingly able to dictate the terms of the transition. About residents of the KwaMadala hostel, which houses workers of the nearby Iscor steelworks at Vanderbijlpark, are believed to have taken part in the attack.

In his investigation, he learned that the police did not collect forensic evidence that could aid in capturing the IFP members accused of the brutal attack. Remembering the horror of the Boipatong massacre Share this article with a friend Your Name: One woman sobbed as she told journalists 20 years ago of her terror when her brother was killed near her: Police fire massacre protesters in Boipatong after the massacre.

All peacekeepers knew that Boipatong residents were boipatng the problem. Twenty-four years on, the scars of that night have stayed with her. The Goldstone Commission appointed Peter Waddington to make an independent enquiry. Peens’ statement was later considered by the TRC in their investigations.

The Boipatong massacre: 20 years on

The tension had been palpable as the massacrf, barely out of school uniform, walked towards the dock to start his search. Do you know what the law says about rape in South Africa? Fights between him and my mother became a regular weekend feature. Ronnie Mamoepa, then the ANC spokesman in the Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging PWV area, insisted that the police had known the massacre was going to happen, and said residents saw armed men climbing out of Casspirs when they first attacked the informal Slovo settlement before moving into Boipatong.


Remembering the horror of the Boipatong massacre

The Goldstone Commission was assigned to independently investigate the political violence in Boipatong, and British criminologist Dr. He was no longer providing for the family and was always broke.

At a meeting held to discuss the spate of attacks on IFP supporters or Zulu speakers, a number of boipahong complained about being harassed by ANC youths. Full bio Most popular Recent articles D. As he stood before the first man in the dock, the accused rose. Windows were smashed and there was the sound of gunfire and screams.

Many Zulus left the hostel after the massacre, fearing a violent attack by Boipatong residents. Top Camps Bay businessmen hired security firm. Want to publish your media releases here?