30 July 1988
Mary-Anne D'Oliveira Netto Serrano (21) was killed in a bomb explosion in the Wimpy Bar at the Benoni Plaza, Benoni on the East-Rand. About sixty people were injured, of whom nine seriously. Four men, Tebogo Kebotlhale, Molwedi Mokoena, Phumzile Sigasa and Elgas Mabore Ndhlovu who declared themselves as ANC members, applied for amnesty to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) for the bombing in Benoni and an ambush outside Lindela Hostel in Katlehong in 1988. They alleged that they had targeted the Wimpy, because they believed it was a regular meeting place of police officers. The four men were granted amnesty in 1999. Sources: Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau. The Star, 30 July 2004. Milestones. http://www.info.gov.za/speeches/1998/98c31_0x4909811567.htm http://www.doj.gov.za/trc/amntrans/1998/98090708_ben_benoni2.htm http://www.doj.gov.za/trc/decisions/1999/ac990294.htm