Duncan Village

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Duncan Village
Duncan Village is located in South Africa
Duncan Village
Duncan Village
 Duncan Village shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°0′25″S 27°52′32″E / 33.00694°S 27.87556°E / -33.00694; 27.87556Coordinates: 33°0′25″S 27°52′32″E / 33.00694°S 27.87556°E / -33.00694; 27.87556
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
Municipality Buffalo City
Area[1]
 • Total 0.94 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 16,380
 • Density 17,000/km2 (45,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 74.8%
 • Coloured 24.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 70.4%
 • Afrikaans 25.0%
 • English 2.7%
 • Other 2.0%
Postal code (street) 5216
PO box 5209
Area code 043

Duncan Village is a former black township in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

On 11 August 1985, Duncan Village was the scene of violence, following the funeral of murdered UDF leader Victoria Mxenge in Rayi village. Returning mourners carried out arson attacks, and violence continued on the following days, ultimately leaving 19 people dead and 138 injured.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Duncan Village". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Duncan Village". Truth Commission - Special Report. Retrieved 8 August 2013.