Kaya Breakfast Package: Bisho Massacre

Today is the 28th anniversary of the Bisho massacre, the day Ciskei Defence Force soldiers opened fire on ANC protesters who had marched from King William’s Town to a sports stadium on the outskirts of the Ciskei homeland’s capital, Bisho (now Bhisho). 29 people were killed and over 200 were injured in a mass shooting that lasted about 8 minutes from the first volley of automatic gunfire to the last crack of a sniper’s rifle. I was a freelance journalist covering the event. Here’s how I remember that day.