Radio documentary on the Marikana Massacre

The graffiti image represents one of the strike leaders - known as "the man in the green blanket", who was one of those killed in the massacre.
South Africa

On Thursday 16th August 2012, the state and its heavily armed police force, under pressure from the mine bosses, government officials and the NUM leadership, decided to smash the strike by rock drill operators at Lonmin platinum mine.  As a result 34 people died and about 250 were arrested while scores were hospitalised in South Africa’s bloodiest labour dispute since the end of Apartheid.

The following documentary was produced by Workers’ World Media Productions in August 2012 for international audiences.

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