Marikana massacre

South African TV Breaks Promise to Marikana Widows


Three years ago, police massacred 34 striking miners at Marikana, South Africa – a watershed event in the growing resistance to the African National Congress government’s neoliberal policies. With the ANC deeply implicated in the massacre, the South African Broadcasting Corporation has resisted airing the award-winning film on Marikana, Miners Shot Down. The miners’ widows have refused to take “no” for an answer.

Miners Shot Down!: “The Marikana Massacre Represents the Beginning of the End of the ANC”

by BAR editor and columnist Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo

The tombstones of apartheid were laid at Sharpeville in 1960 and Soweto, 1976. History will record that the death knell for the African National Congress regime was sounded at Marikana, in 2012, where ANC honcho and mine stockholder Cyril Ramaphosa was in regular contact with the killers of striking miners. Rehad Desai’s film “has blown the whistle on the illicit, deadly relationship between multinational mining concerns and the Zuma government.”

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