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South Africa remembers massacre
Fifty years on, Sharpeville remains one of the most violent incidents of apartheid era.
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2010 03:22 GMT



It has been 50 years since the Sharpeville massacre, one of the most violent incidents of South Africa's apartheid era.

The killings led the African National Congress to form its own armed wing to fight for the rights of the black population.

Imran Khan has more.

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Al Jazeera
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