The Boipatong Massacre (pictured throughout) was an incident involving a mass attack by armed men who lived in the Inkatha Freedom. ‘Violence spiral’ led to Boipatong massacre. VANDERBIJLPARK — The growing spiral of violence in the Vaal Triangle that led to the Boipatong massacre in. The Boipatong massacre revisited. SAIRR Website Comment 30 November . The credibility of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

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Boipatong is a township near VanderbijlparkGautengSouth Africa.

Remembering the horror of the Boipatong massacre

It massacge established in to house black residents who worked in Vanderbijlpark and Vereeniging. Boipatong means “the place of hiding” in the Sesotho language.

Boipaong’s expansion is in tandem with the growth of Afrikaner Nationalism and the South African discrimination policy called apartheid. Boipatong along with other surrounding townships was a pool of cheap labour for the steel industry, ISCOR.

ISCOR was built mainly as part of job creation and poverty eradication for the white working class. Although small it boipaotng one of the places where the anger of the black people was felt during the marches of the s against masascre carrying of passes. It was the site of the infamous Boipatong massacre on 17 Junewhen 46 township residents were massacred by local hostel-dwellers.

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Boipatong massacre was one of the reasons that led to the suspension of the talks.

The African National Congress ANC National Working Committee released a statement that they could not negotiate in condition where majority of the poor were killed in a state sponsored violence. They subsequently withdrew from the talks only to return after the then-State President FW De Klerk committed to controlling his security forces.

This was the second year after the release of Nelson Mandela.

South Africa’s Boipatong Massacre Took Place On This Day In 1992

This event was attended by delegates from 19 political parties. On further investigation and revelation from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission TRC this massacre was confirmed to be state-sponsored. The hostel dwellers who killed the residents were Inkatha Freedom Party IFP members who later confessed in the TRC they were transported by government police cars and led by white police officers who painted their faces black.

This massacre is added in the lawsuit that is taking place in the USA courts against multi-national corporations that did business with the apartheid South Africa. A Boipatong Memorial boipaton Youth Heritage Centre dedicated to the freedom struggle veterans is being built and about to be completed.


The private sector contributed a larger portion of this R40 million, a consortium responsible for the construction of Gautrain. This construction of this memorial project created a number of jobs and provided skills training to mmassacre of the community.

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