Andrew Sibusiso Zondo was executed after he was found guilty of a bomb attack in a shopping centre in Amanzimtoti where three adults and two children were killed. Zondo was a member of the African National Congress (ANC)'s Butterfly Unit of its armed wing Umkhonto weSizwe (MK). Â
On 20 December 1985, the South African security forces carried out a cross border raid in Lesotho that killed nine people. In retaliation for the raid, Zondo and other members of MK placed a bomb in a shopping centre at Amanzimtoti on 23 December 1985. Three adults and two children were killed, and 40 others were injured as a result of the bomb explosion. Zondo was arrested on 29 December 1985 and charged with 5 counts of murder. He was convicted and sentenced to death on each of the five counts and refused leave to appeal. The main state witness in his trial was Mr X (Thembinkosi Mofokeng) who was alleged to be Zondo's accomplice, was granted immunity from prosecution. Zondo was executed on 09 September 1986 at the age of 19.
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