Church Street & South Africa
Johanna VanDokkum shared The Afrikaner Journal's photo. Yesterday at 09:19 · Remembering the innocent victims of terrorism in South Africa. May 20, 2013, South Africans will be remembering the horrific terrorist attack on innocent civilians by the ANC, when a powerful bomb exploded in Church Street, Pretoria, thirty years ago. The blast killed 19 bystanders and maimed more than 200. At the same time, Boeremag treason trialists will mark the 10th trial-year of the case in which the ANC government accuses them of terrorism and treason against its state. Boeremag trial, background The New Age newspaper summarizes the details of the Boeremag trial as follows: "It has taken over ten years for the first post-apartheid treason trial, said to be the longest and most expensive in South Africa’s history, to reach the sentencing stage. If the case itself was not difficult enough to preside over for Judge Eben Jordaan, delivering the 50 page summary judgment was in itself a Herculean task. On October 30, 2002, a g ...
1983: Car bomb in South Africa kills 16 At least 16 people have been killed and more than 130 people injured in a car bomb explosion in South Africa's capital city, Pretoria. The explosion happened outside the Nedbank Square building on Church Street at about 1630 hours - the height of the city's rush hour. More than 20 ambulances attended the scene and took the dead and injured to three hospitals in and around Pretoria. Police sealed off the surrounding area with a barbed-wire fence as emergency personnel sifted through the rubble looking for bodies. Bomb disposal experts were called to the scene to search for a possible second bomb. The outlawed anti-apartheid group the African National Congress has been blamed for the attack. Bled to death A huge pall of smoke rose hundreds of feet into the air as debris and bodies were strewn around the scene of the explosion. It is understood the bomb had been placed in a blue Alfa Romeo car outside the multi-storey building, which houses the South African air force ...
Pretoria's Main Street, Church Street, is the longest urban street in South Africa and one of the longest straight streets in the world. Now its named after four people, one of which wasn't even born in South Africa.
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