S.African mineworkers remember 2012 Marikana killings

People hold placards at a ceremony in Marikana, South Africa on August 16, 2014 in tribute to miners who where gunned down by police during strikes two years agoThousands of South African platinum mineworkers gathered on Saturday at Marikana to commemorate the second anniversary of the killing of 34 of their colleagues by police during a strike. The workers were joined by community members on a rocky hill outside a Lonmin mine where the shooting took place. The commemoration comes only weeks after the end of the longest mining strike in South Africa’s history brought, which brought the country to the brink of recession. Several opposition political leaders attended Saturday’s event, which South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma described as “a day of reflection”.

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