06 Jan 1980: 77313844BG Rifleman Jan Pieter Uys from 1 Parachute Battalion was killed when his Buffel Troop Carrier overturned in Northern Owamboland. He was crushed under the vehicle. He was 18.
06 Jan 1983: Seven men from Group 34 were Killed in Action or Died of Wounds when their Buffel Troop Carrier detonated a double boosted anti-tank mine with a shaped charge near the Okangwati Military Base while on the way to Sodeliet base. The mine penetrated the Buffel’s V-Shaped Hull and ignited a box of white phosphorus grenades inside the vehicle, causing them to explode. The casualties were:
06 Jan 1984: 80469539BG Rifleman Raymond Frederick Hildebrandt from Special Forces Headquarters was killed instantly while on guard duty at the H.Q. when he was struck by a bullet resulting from an accidental discharge from an R4 assault rifle that a fellow soldier was in the process of making safe. He was 19.
06 Jan 1985: 82911835SWHK Rifleman Valentinus Sikerete from 202 Battalion SWATF was Killed in Action during a contact with PLAN insurgents. He was 24.
06 Jan 1986: Special Constable Simon Fillipus from the South West Africa Police Counter-Insurgency Wing: Ops-K Division (Koevoet) was Killed in Action during a contact with PLAN insurgents in Northern Owamboland. He was 34.
06 Jan 1995: Private Mornay van Deventer from the South African Corps of Military Police died in 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria after being admitted in a coma resulting from multiple injuries received due to apparent mistreatment by members of the Staff while being held in the Detention Barracks in Boksburg. He was 24.