Magoo’s Bar is bombed

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Saturday, 14 June 1986

Three people died and sixty-nine are injured in a bomb explosion in Magoo's Bar on the Durban beach. An ANC's arm wing, uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) cell, led by Robert McBride, planted a bomb in a car outside the popular "Why Not Magoo's Bar", with the believe that the place was frequented by security branch police. There was a campaign at that time by MK members to attack police stations and places frequented by police. McBride was caught and convicted, and later granted both a reprieve from death row, and amnesty by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

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Source:

Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau.

Last updated : 17-Jun-2016

This article was produced by South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011

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