Blame shared for SA killings


Johannesburg - A judicial inquest into a massacre in the centre of Johannesburg in April 1994 concluded on Tuesday that no individual member of the three antagonists - the police, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and the ANC - was responsible for the slayings, Patrick Laurence reports.

ANC security guards opened fired on Zulu protesters, killing eight of them. Judge Robert Nugent found none of the parties blameless for the deaths. While he found that the ANC had sought to frustrate the investigation, neither the IFP nor the police escaped censure.