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Bisho case: Ciskei troops acquitted

13/03/2002 18:17  - (SA)

Johannesburg - Two former Ciskei Defence Force members charged with the murder of 30 people during the 1992 Bisho massacre have been acquitted, SABC TV news reported on Wednesday.

Vikele Mkhusana and Mzamile Konya were found not guilty of murder or attempted murder, the public broadcaster said.

Thirty people died when Ciskeian troops opened fire on them while taking part in a march organised by the African National Congress.

The judge found the State had failed to prove that an order was given to shoot on that day. Mkhuseni's evidence that he shot in self-defence was accepted.

The trial started in September last year after National Public Prosecutions director Bulelani Ngcuka found grounds to prosecute the accused.

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