Secrecy and violence in rural Tsolo

Date
1999-09-18
Authors
Peires, Jeffrey B
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University of the Witwatersrand. History Workshop.
Abstract
This paper gives the history violence in the Tsolo District of the Eastern Cape. Emphasis is on that which occurred between 1993 and 1999. Starting as an Anti-stocktheft movement, Mafelandawonye, the violence degenerated into action for revenge, opportunistic killings of "inconvenient" people and the victimization of people through guilt by association. A culture of silence, secrecy and fear made resolving the situation difficult.
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Paper presented at the Wits History Workshop: Forging the links between historical research and the policy process, 18-19 September 1999. Also presented to the South African Historical Association. University of the Western Cape, 14th July 1999.
Keywords
Violence. Eastern Cape. Tsolo , Reconciliation. Eastern Cape. Tsolo , History. Eastern Cape. Tsolo
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