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This sounds a bit Kafta-esque


interzone55

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In South Africa, 270 striking miners charged with the murder of 34 of their colleagues shot dead by police.

BBC Link

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Aitchbee

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This man was also arrested [and murdered] by the South African police 35 years ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Biko..

I only know this because I am a fan of Peter Gabriel,the musician.

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Aitchbee

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Let's try that link again

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Biko

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interzone55

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Aitchbee

Nail squarely hit on the head.

The leadership may have changed, but the same rules are being applied. Which is very sad that considering the hell that blacks went through under apartheid rule, the current leadership should be treating their own people in much the same way the white rulers did...

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wiz-king

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Your use of a K word may cause heart attacks with South African readers - It may get confused with a slightly different K word.

A strange use of the law indeed.

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wee eddie

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Try Sharpville. I was at school with the son of a Doctor that treated the victims. He had to hide for the rest of his life.

I can't remember the Name of SA's Security Service but they had put a price on his head. The new lot are little better, just black instead of white.

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interzone55

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wee eddie

My Gran & Grandad lived in South Africa at the time of the Sharpville massacre - he was MD of a textile company at the time.

They upped sticks and moved back to England, partly due to the increasing violence, but mostly because they were being forced to either take South African citizenship, or become effectively 2nd class citizens...

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interzone55

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Common sense may well have prevailed - BBC Link

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Aitchbee

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...no officers have been charged...so who are left [to charge]?

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