A decade on, after the Marikana Massacre

Thirty-four miners were shot dead by police and another 10 people were killed, but 10 years on, justice is still to be done.


In 2012 a build-up of tensions between the striking miners and police at Marikana in the North-West province culminated in the tragedy known as the Marikana Massacre. It all began on 10 August and on 16 August police opened fire on the protesting miners killing 34 and seriously injuring 78.

Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of this dark day in South African history. Eyewitness News, 702, and CapeTalk bring the stories from Marikana about what happened and what it is like now.