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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Retrieved 29 June The Goldstone Commission was assigned to independently investigate the political violence in Boipatong, and British criminologist Dr.

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. A dark but important moment came inwhen apartheid assassin Ferdi Barnard revealed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission TRC that hit men had indeed given guns to hostel dwellers to carry out a series of massacres across the Reef.

He said the project was initiated in and that it would include a community youth centre. He was no longer providing for the family and was always broke. This Gauteng location article is a stub. This must be the last time. They subsequently withdrew from the talks only to return after the then-State President FW De Klerk committed to controlling his security forces.


Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references Articles with short description Coordinates on Wikidata All stub articles. In an interview with journalist Rian Malan in OctoberSergeant Gerhardus “Pedro” Peens, who claimed not to have been in Boipatong at the time of the massacre, admitted to being in Boipatong investigating a murder, driving a Casspirbut claimed that he had left prior to the massacre.

Now the press has fallen strangely silent. Windows were smashed and there was the sound of gunfire and screams. Getting his start in the late s in print, D. The KwaMadala hostel, once a notorious Zulu migrant-worker stronghold, is now home to all ethnic groups, most of whom are squatters from surrounding informal settlements. Boipaong’s expansion is in tandem with the growth of Afrikaner Nationalism and the South African discrimination policy called apartheid.

Our Mia Malan explains the legal ins and outs in three minutes. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

National Sarah Evans After two months of intense checks, he was declared medically unfit by the state and was forced into early retirement. We will not forget what Mr. Report lays bare hijack, murder and rape horror of ex-EFF man.

Boipatong massacre

Send a copy to myself. It has since emerged that the man was Damara Qconqco, who was named as the person who led the Boipatong attack and was later killed in taxi violence. A changed man My father joined the force as a year-old, driven by the need to get a job, help his parents and start a family. A serious and dedicated policeman, he later told the family he wished he had not been part of the mission — or even a policeman at all.


Boippatong area has low levels of crime, but high levels of teenage pregnancy and substance abuse.

His absenteeism became a worry for both the family and his employer and he was subsequently suspended from work. De Klerk visited Boipatong days after, and he was met by an angry mob of protesters.

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Read next on IOL. Just after the massacre, my father, Lebole Dibetle, who had been in the police force sincewas sent to Boipatong as part of a police peacekeeping mission. A criminal trial held inwhich included testimony of Boipatong residents, convicted IFP supporters of crimes in the massacre, but ruled that the police had maseacre no part in it.

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