Eleven protesters are killed in Sebokeng

1990-sebokeng-township

Monday, 26 March 1990

The police opened fire on a crowd of Sebokeng township residents who sought to march on the local offices of the ruling National Party (NP). The incident claimed eleven lives and more than 300 were injured. The protestation focused on high rents, racially segregated local facilities and called for the resignation of township councillors.

References:
• SACSIS, "Justice for Marikana: Farlam Commission Not Up to the Task", From: SACSIS,[Online] Available:sacsis.org.za,[Accessed 24 March 2014].
• Keesing's Record of World Events, News Digest for March 1990, p 37305

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This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011