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Bongiwe Zwane | Marikana massacre: 10 years on and we still don't know who gave the order to shoot

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Police officers open fire on striking mineworkers outside the Nkageng informal settlement in Marikana on 16 August 2012.
Police officers open fire on striking mineworkers outside the Nkageng informal settlement in Marikana on 16 August 2012.
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In the absence of an answer to the critical question of who gave the order to shoot on 16 August 2012, the wounds of Marikana will most likely never heal for families who lost someone in the tragedy, writes Bongiwe Zwane.

It's October 2012, the first day of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of 44 people at Lonmin's Marikana mine. It's nearly two months after what has become known as the darkest and most tragic event in a post-democratic South Africa.

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