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By Peter Alexander,Thapelo Lekgowa,Botsang Mmope,Luke Sinwell,Bongani Xezwi

The Marikana bloodbath of August sixteen, 2012, used to be the one such a lot deadly use of strength through South African defense forces opposed to civilians because the finish of apartheid. these killed have been mineworkers in aid of a pay increase. Through a sequence of interviews carried out with staff who survived the attack, this account files and examines the debatable shootings in nice element, starting with a important heritage of the occasions major as much as the killing of staff, and together with eyewitness debts of the violence and interviews with family of these who perished.

While the legitimate Farlam fee research of the bloodbath continues to be ongoing, many South Africans don't carry a lot self assurance within the government’s skill to ascertain its personal complicity in those occasions. Marikana, however, examines many of the roles performed via the African nationwide Congress, the mine corporation, and the nationwide Union of Mineworkers in developing the stipulations that ended in the bloodbath. whereas the commission’s investigations occur in a court docket surroundings tilted towards these in strength, Marikana files testimony from the mineworkers within the days ahead of professional statements have been even amassed, supplying an strangely rapid and unfiltered examine the truth from the point of view of these such a lot without delay affected. more suitable through vibrant maps that clarify the environment and scenario of the occasions, Marikana is a useful paintings of heritage, journalism, sociology, and activism.

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