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Amanzimtoti bombing

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Date  23 December 1985
Non-fatal injuries  40
Deaths  5
Censorbugbear reports...: Nelson Mandela's bombs: Amanzimtoti 23 Dec 1985

Location  Amanzimtoti, Natal Province
Perpetrators  Andrew Sibusiso Zondo member of the ANC's Umkhonto we Sizwe
Similar  Sizzlers massacre, Durban riots, Piet Retief Delegation massacre

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.

Bombing

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.

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Amanzimtoti bombing Wikipedia