Journalists Killed  |  South Africa

Ken Oosterbroek

The Star

April 18, 1994, in Thokoza, South Africa

Oosterbroek, chief photographer for Johannesburg's The Star newspaper, was shot and killed while covering a gunbattle between Inkatha supporters and the National Peacekeeping Force in the township of Thokoza, 11 days before South Africa's first democratic election.

Medium: Print

Job: Photographer

Beats Covered: War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials

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