Boipatong massacre

 
UK activists to revive sanctions
UK activists to revive sanctions
London veteran international Anti-Apartheid Movement plan to reactivate their campaign for world sanctions against South Africa as a means of...
Commonwealth chief jets in unexpectedly
Commonwealth chief jets in unexpectedly
The frenzied round of negotiations between South African politicians and potential international mediators reached a new pitch last night when...
Where a massacre is a way of life
Where a massacre is a way of life
No fewer than 49 massacres have occurred in the Reef and southern Transvaal in the past two years, costing the lives of 1250 people – an...
Boipatong's ripples still spread today
Boipatong's ripples still spread today
Usually, people who write to me as the ombud are in the end reasonably happy with the outcome.  This was not the case when Dave Steward, ...
De Klerk's 'goodwill' was just realpolitik
De Klerk's 'goodwill' was just realpolitik
President FW de Klerk looked truly shocked as he sat in the backseat of his slow-moving silver BMW. Minutes before, about 3 000 Boipatong...
[Slideshow]Boipatong: 20 years later
[Slideshow]Boipatong: 20 years later
The 1992 Boipatong massacre became a symbol of state-sponsored black-on-black violence. Twenty years on we visit Mlayi Msidi, who lost family in the violence.
Boipatong: Ghosts of a massacre
Boipatong: Ghosts of a massacre
It was the evening of June 17 1992 when hundreds of Zulu men armed with assault rifles, pistols, spears, sticks and machetes waited outside...
Blame it on the hostels, flashpoints for too long
Blame it on the hostels, flashpoints for too long
It took a massacre and a national political crisis to persuade Iscor to close its kwaMadala Hostel in Vanderbijlpark. But this week's announcement...
Was Boipatong an act of vengeance?
Was Boipatong an act of vengeance?
Police in the VaaI are said to have been "infuriated" by the killing of a white policeman shortly before last week's Boipatong...
One massacre too many, FW
One massacre too many, FW
Not for the first time, President PW de Klerk holds the fate of South Africa in his hands. Following the African National Congress' rebuff of his...
Secret Koevoet base linked to Boipatong
Secret Koevoet base linked to Boipatong
The Goldstone Commission this week uncovered a covert Koevoet unit at a Gold Fields mine hostel in the eastern Transvaal after being tipped off...
Hostel at the heart of the trouble
Hostel at the heart of the trouble
The savage armed invasion of Vaal township Boipatong – which left more than 40 people dead – has focused renewed attention on Iscor and...

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