Amanzimtoti bombing

The Amanzimtoti bombing took place on 23 December 1985 when five civilians were killed and 40 were injured when MK cadre Andrew Sibusiso Zondo detonated an explosive in a rubbish bin at a shopping centre.

Amanzimtoti bombing
Part of the history of Apartheid
LocationAmanzimtoti, Natal Province
Date23 December 1985
Deaths5
Injured40
PerpetratorsAndrew Sibusiso Zondo member of the ANC's Umkhonto we Sizwe
Mugshot of Andrew Zondo

BombingEdit

In the 1985 Amanzimtoti bombing on the Natal South Coast, five civilians were killed and 40 were injured when MK cadre Andrew Sibusiso Zondo detonated an explosive in a rubbish bin at a shopping centre shortly before Christmas. In a submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the ANC stated that Zondo's act, though "understandable" as a response to a recent South African Defence Force raid in Lesotho, was not in line with ANC policy. Zondo was subsequently executed.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Liberation Movements from 1960 to 1990" (PDF). Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa Report. Truth and Reconciliation Commission. 2: 330.