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Police found what they believe to be human bones in a veld while searching for the remains of political activists believed to be buried in mass graves in the former KwaNdebele homeland in Mpumalanga.
A shepherd found what resembles human thighbone in Siyabuswa near KwaPhaahla on Friday.
Superintendent Fanie Molapo said the shepherd saw the bone sticking out of the ground and alerted the police. Officers dug for more bones and found a similar body part.
Molapo says police believe there are more human bones in the area.
"But we felt we should first take the two bones for forensic tests and if they are proved to be human we will dig the area for more," he said.
Apartheid agents and the Mbokodo vigilantes allegedly abducted scores of local activists during the struggle against KwaNdebele's purported independence in the mid-1980s.
Most of the activists were taken from their homes in 1986 and never returned.
A local man, who said he witnessed members of Mbokodo burying bodies in mass graves in the 1980s, informed police and the missing activists' families about the site.
Earlier this year, a police team accompanied archeologists and geologists to exhume two suspected mass gravesites but their search was unsuccessful.
Molapo said some of the vigilantes who allegedly participated in the abductions and the mass burials have since died. But others are still alive and "if it comes to a push, we will have to arrest them while we continue with investigations".