Massacre remembered

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On this day September 7 1992, the Bhisho massacre occurred where thousands of protesters gathered outside Bhisho to demand an end to the military government of the late Brigadier Joshua Gqozo and to call for the re-absorption of the Ciskei homeland into South Africa.

The protest was led by several senior African National Congress leaders including South African Communist Party Secretary General Chris Hani, Cyril Ramaphosa, Steve Tshwete and Ronnie Kasrils.

Soldiers opened fire and 28 protesters were killed and 200 injured.​

 

 

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