Item 033 - Bisho : The Story Behind the Massacre : [Filmography]

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ZA COM MR-F-033

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Bisho : The Story Behind the Massacre : [Filmography]

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  • 1993 (Creation)

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( 8 January 1912 - )

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Established as the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) in 1912. Renamed African National Congress (ANC) in 1923. Following the Sharpeville Massacre in March 1960, the ANC was banned by the South African government and went underground until the ban was lifted in 1990. Its military wing, Umkhonto weSizwe (MK), was established in 1961, with Mandela as commander-in-chief. The ANC became South Africa’s governing party after the nation’s first democratic elections on 27 April 1994.

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On 7th September 1992, thousands of people marched to Bisho to demand free political activity in the Ciskei. Troops opened fire on the crowd, killing 29 and injuring 300. The documentary shows footage of the massacre, explaining what happened, why, and who was responsible. It includes interviews with eyewitnesses, including Chris Hani, Cyril Ramaphosa and Ronnie Kasrils, and comments on the events by Nelson Mandela, FW de Klerk, and Oupa Gqozo.

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Zeph Makgetla - Production - Directed by
ANC - Production - Produced by

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Category: Documentary
Type: Film
Date: Released 1993
Duration: 30 minutes
Colour or B/W: Colour
Sound: Yes
Language: English

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