Lives of courage

List of deaths in detention

 

Year

 

 

Name

 

 

Date died

 

 

Age

 

 

Place

 

 

Days held

 

 

Official/alleged cause

 

 

1963

 

 

1. Ngudle, Solwandle
2. Mampe, Bellington

 

 

05/09
??/09

 

 

41
?

 

 

Kompol, Pretoria
Worcester

 

 

17
140

 

Suicide by hanging
Undisclosed

 

1964

 

 

3. Tyita, James
4. Salojee, Suliman

 

 

24/01
09/09

 

 

?
28

 

 

Port Elizabeth
Johannesburg

 

 

?
65

 

 

Suicide by hanging
Suicide, jumped from the 7th floor

 

 

1965

 

 

5. Gaga, Ngeni
6. Hoye, Pongolosha

 

 

09/05
09/05

 

 

19
?

 

 

Transkei
Transkei

 

 

<1
<1

 

Natural causes
Natural causes

 

1966

 

 

7. Hamakwayo, James
8. Shonyeka, Hangula
9. Pin, Leong

 

 

09/10
09/10
19/11

 

 

?
?
?

 

 

Pretoria Prison
Pretoria Prison
Leeuwkop Prison, Pretoria

 

 

13
40
1

 

Suicide by hanging
Suicide
Sui

 

1967

 

 

10. Yan, Ah
11. Madiba, Alpheus

 

 

05/01
09/09

 

 

63
?

 

 

Silverton Police Sta.
Namibia

 

 

37
1

 

 

 

1968

 

 

12. Tubukwa, Jundea
13. Unknown Person

 

 

11/09
??/??

 

 

?
?

 

 

Pretoria Prison
?

 

 

1
?

 

 

 

1969

 

 

14. Kgoathe, Nicodemus

15. Modipane, Solomon

16. Lenkoe, James
17. Mayekiso, Caleb
18. Shivute, Michael
19. Monakgotla, Jacob
20. Haroon, Abdullah (Imam)

 

 

04/02

28/02

10/03
01/06
17/06
10/09
27/09

 

 

?

?

?
?
?
?
45

 

 

Held: Silverton Police Sta.
Died: HF Verwoerd Hospital
Held: Silverton Police Sta.
Died: HF Verwoerd Hospital
Pretoria Prison
Port Elizabeth police cells
Ondangwa police cells
Pretoria Prison
Maitland Police Sta., CT

 

 

85

3

5
18
<1
222
122

 

 

 

1971

 

 

21. Cuthsela, Mthayeni

22. Timol, Ahmed

 

 

21/01

27/10

 

 

?

30

 

 

Held: Pondoland
Died: Transkei Hospital
John Vorster Sq., Jhb

 

 

40

5

 

 

 

1976

 

 

23. Mdluli, Joseph
24. Tshwane, William
25. Mohapi, Mapetla
26. Mazwembe, Luke
27. Mbatha, Dumisani

28. Mogatusi, Fenuel
29. Mashabane, Jacob
30. Unknown man
31. Mzolo, Edward
32. Mamashila, Ernest
33. Mosala, Tbalo
34. Tshazibane, Wellington
35. Botha, George

 

 

19/03
25/07
05/08
02/09
25/09

28/09
05/10
05/10
09/10
19/11
26/11
11/12
15/12

 

 

50
?
25
32
16

22
22
?
40
35
60
30
30

 

 

Security HQ, Durban
Modderbee Prison, East Rand
Kei Road Jail, East London
Caledon Sq., Cape Town
Held:Modderbee Prison
Died: Far East Rand Hospital
Johannesburg Fort
Johhanesburg Fort
Carltonville police cells
Johannesburg Fort
Balfour, Transvaal
Butterworth, Transkei
John Vorster Sq., Jhb
Sanlam Building, Port Elizabeth

 

 

<1
<1
22
<1
9

70
4
?
8
3
87
2
5

 

 

 

1977

 

36. Ndzanga, Lawrence
37. Ntshuntsha, Nanaotha (Dr)
38. Malele, Elmon

39. Mabelane, Mathews
40. Joyi, Twasifeni
41. Malinga, Samuel

42. Khoza, Aaron
43. Mabija, Phakamile
44. Loza, Elijah

45. Haffejee, Hoosen (Dr)

46. Mzizi, Bayempin

47. Biko, Steve

48. Malaza, Sipho

08/01
09/01
20/01

15/02
15/02
22/02

26/03
07/07
01/08

03/08

13/08

12/09

16/11

53
43
61

23
?
45

35
27
59

26

62

31

18

 

Johannesburg Fort
Leslie Police Sta.
Held: John Vorster Sq.,
Johannesburg
Died: Nursing home
John Vorster Sq., Jhb
Idutywa, Transkei
Held: Pietermaritzburg
Died: Edendale Hospital
Pietermaritzburg Prison
Tvl Rd Police Sta. Kimberly
Held: Verster Prison, Paarl
Died: Tygerberg Hospital,
Cape Town
Brighton Beach Police Sta.,
Durban
Brighton Beach Police Sta.,
Durban
Held: Port Elizabeth
Died: Pretoria
Krugersdorp police cells

 

51
26
13

25
?
22

106
10
65

1

35

24

138

 

 

1978

 

 

49. Tabalaza, Lungile

 

 

10/07

 

 

19

 

 

Sanlam Building, Port Elizabeth

 

 

<1

 

 

 

1980

 

 

50. Ndzumo, Saul

 

 

10/09

 

 

58

 

 

Umtata, Transkei

 

 

9

 

 

 

1981

 

 

51. Mgqweto, Manana
52. Muofhe, Tshifhiwa

 

 

17/09
12/11

 

 

60
28

 

 

Engcobo, Transkei
Venda

 

 

?
2

 

 

 

1982

 

 

53. Aggett, Neil (Dr)
54. Dipale, Ernest

 

 

05/02
08/08

 

 

28
21

 

 

John Vorster Sq., Jhb
John Vorster Sq., Johannesburg

 

 

70
3

 

 

 

1983

 

 

55. Mndawe, Simon
56. Malatji, Paris

 

 

08/03
05/07

 

 

23
23

 

 

Nelspruit Prison
Protea Police Sta., Soweto

 

 

14
<1

 

 

 

1984

 

 

57. Tshikudo, Samuel

58. Sipele, Mxolisi
59. Mthethwa, Ephraim

 

 

20/01

??/06
25/08

 

 

50

?
22

 

 

Held: Venda
Died: Tshizidzini Hospital
Sulenkama Hospital, Transkei
Durban Central Prison

 

 

77

150
165

 

 

 

1985

 

 

60. Raditsela, Andries
61. Ndondo, Batandwa

 

 

06/05
24/09

 

 

29
22

 

 

Baragwanath Hospital
Cala, Transkei

 

 

2
<1

 

 

 

1986

 

 

62. Kutumela, Makompe
63. Nchabaleng, Peter
64. Jacobs, Xoliso
65. Marule, Simon

 

 

05/04
11/04
22/10
23/12

 

 

25
59
20
20

 

Lebowa
Lebowa
Upington
Held: Modderbee Prison
Died: Boksburg/Benoni Hospital

 

1
1
129
183

 

 

 

1987

 

 

66. Mashoke, Benedict
67. Mntonga, Eric
68. Bani, Nobandla

 

 

26/03
24/07
29/07

 

 

20
35
56

 

 

Burgersfort Police Sta.
Mdantsane Cells, Ciskei
North End Cells, Port Elizabeth

 

 

215
1
333

 

 

 

1988

 

 

69. Zokwe, Sithembele
70. Makaleng, Alfred

 

 

12/01
26/08

 

 

36
27

 

 

Butterworth, Transkei
Held: Nylstroom
Died: Johannesburg Hospital

 

 

1
804

 

 

 

1990

 

 

71. Sithole, Clayton Sizwe
72. Tlhotlhomisang, Lucas
73. Madisha, Donald Thabela

 

 

30/01
26/03
01/06

 

 

20
37
30

 

 

John Vorster Sq., Jhb
Klerksdorp
Potgietersrus police station

 

 

4
7
130

 

 

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