The funeral of the massacred. The site of the infamous Boipatong massacre on June 17 1992, when 46 township residents were massacred by local hostel dwellers when negotiations towards the end of apartheid were in progress. Photo: City Press Archives/Gallo Images
This week should have brought one of those moments. Friday marked the 30th anniversary of the Boipatong massacre, one of the most vicious acts of terror carried out by the apartheid government and its surrogates on the eve of democracy. Forty-five people died that night when blood-thirsty men from Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s IFP rampaged through the township, killing, maiming and disembowelling every human in sight.
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