Friday, 17 August 2012

Slaughter at South Africa's Marikana platinum mine

Striking South African mineworkers were gunned down by police on Thursday. Charlie Kimber from Socialist Worker looks at events leading up to the massacre and the business interests behind it.

"Police in South Africa have opened fire at striking workers at the Marikana platinum mine near Rustenburg, leaving at least 18 people dead. Ten people have died over the last few days in other clashes.
This disgusting slaughter evoked memories of how the police acted during apartheid. All the hope at the end of that vile racist regime has come to this."

To read more, see here.

WARNING: These videos are quite shocking.