Published in The Times on 21 Apr 2011


110421tt - The murder of an innocent protester in Ficksburg

Description & Background

Shown on SABC televison, six policemen assault and kill Andries Tatane in Ficksburg during street protests. Tatane with thousands of others was protesting against the general treatment of the poor.

Zapiro's cartoon shows Bheki Cele, South Africa's Police Commissioner with the bereaved family saying "NEVER AGAIN" and in the next frame a sign of "NO FILMING".

People in the cartoon

Bheke Cele •Andries Tatane


Murder •Police brutality •Ficksburg protests •SAPS •Riot police

Text in the cartoon

I will ensure that the nation again NEVER AGAIN witness such a POLICE ATROCITY
Andries Tatane


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