SAfrica: police acquitted in protester death

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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:00 am

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South African media says seven police officers were acquitted of murder and other charges for the death of a protester in April 2011.

The demonstrator, Andries Tatane, was among others in Ficksburg town who were protesting what they said was a lack of basic services. Police used rubber bullets and batons against Tatane in an incident broadcast on national television. President Jacob Zuma condemned the killing.

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