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Editorial: Marikana – a massive failure of justice

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Picture: Leon Sadiki
Picture: Leon Sadiki

The fifth anniversary of the Marikana massacre is going to pass us by without a single police officer in the dock for killing 34 striking mine workers and injuring at least 72 on August 10 2012.

On that day, police gunned down 17 mine workers at the Marikana koppie before pursuing fleeing workers, killing a further 17 of them at the small koppie, at what is known today as Scene 2.

Some of the fleeing mine workers were hiding behind rocks when the police killed them in cold blood.

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