Lest we forget: The day the boeremag bombed Soweto and Bronkhorstspruit

Lest we forget: The day the boeremag bombed Soweto and Bronkhorstspruit

Soon after 12 pm on 30 October 2002, eight bomb blasts shook Soweto.

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Seven of the explosions happened on primary worker railroad lines going through the township.

The harm to the railroad lines was assessed at roughly R2 million. In excess of 200,000 people couldn't go to work.

One of the blasts flung a bit of railroad line a couple of hundred meters onto a shack, murdering its resting inhabitant - the sole casualty of the blasts.

The eighth impact happened at a mosque constraining parts of the working to crumple.

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A ninth bomb was found at a neglected administration station and defused by the police.

A few hours after the Soweto impacts, the detonator from another bomb detonated at a Buddhist sanctuary in Bronkhorstspruit, on the outskirts of Pretoria, harming two security officers.

Toward the beginning of November 2002, the extreme right-wing Boeremag claimed responsibility for the bombings and different daily papers received a letter in which the Boeremag said that the Soweto and Bronkhorstspruit bombings were the start of the demise of the ANC government.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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