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Marikana: Looking back in cartoons

The Marikana shooting has gripped South Africa's attention for almost 3 years.

Chip & Curtis examine President Jacob Zuma's off-the-cuff comments about the police's conduct during the Marikana shooting in August 2012.

JOHANNESBURG - The shooting of 34 miners in Marikana on 16 August 2012 sparked a near three-year long debate about who was to blame, what could have been done differently and how the brutal deaths could've been prevented.

President Jacob Zuma released the Marikana report on Thursday night, delivering a summary of the 600-page document.

Over the three years Eyewitness News has published several cartoons which have conveyed hard-hitting commentary on the story and the people involved.

Earlier this week, Zuma seemingly defended the police's conduct. And while the Presidency sought to clarify his statements in Soshanguve, Chip & Curtis took a critical view.

Last month, the President's spokesperson had one humble request - that his boss be given space to consider the Marikana report in the face of growing calls for him to release it.

After receiving the Marikana report from the Farlam Commission of Inquiry the government said the President was, uhm, working through it. Dr Jack & Curtis imagined what they meant.

Two years to the day 34 miners were shot and killed Chip & Curtis commemorated their lives. (This cartoon recently won a Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism award.)

As the Farlam Commission of Inquiry continued Dr Jack & Curtis turned their attention to National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega.

One year after the Marikana shooting, Jerm looked back to remember the lives which were lost.

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