RFV discussion: March–May 2006Edit

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A method of execution? --Connel MacKenzie T C 17:16, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Yes. In south Africa - This quote from Winnie Mandela - "Together, hand in hand, with that stick of matches, with our necklace, we shall liberate this country." - and from "Dispatch Online" (1997) - "Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's most famous speech, in which she said anti-apartheid activists would use the gruesome "necklace" method of killing to liberate South Africa, was in effect a call to kill police collaborators in black townships, one of her former colleagues said yesterday." SemperBlotto 17:22, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

The term was used several times in BBC news reports at the time (late 80's early 90's the end of the apartite era). It stuck in my mind quite clearly. MGSpiller 01:45, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Strong Keep--Richardb 13:34, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Unfortunately yes. The method is to put a tyre over someones head so that it hangs like a neclace, fill it with petrol and set alight. It was common in the 1980s when it was used to kill alleged police informants. Andrew massyn 14:02, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Cited MGSpiller 21:45, 18 March 2006 (UTC) Consensus: keep Andrew massyn 12:11, 28 May 2006 (UTC)


Is necklace homophone of neckless?--Xan2 (talk) 08:18, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes. Chuck Entz (talk) 13:21, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
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