1,826 Days Later - South Africa Remembers Marikana Massacre

Five years ago today, 34 miners, mine security personnel and a member of the South African Police, lost their lives at Marikana after protests over salaries, living and working conditions at the Lonmin Mine where they were employed. After several days of no solution being found, police fired live ammunition at them. Despite promises from the government, families of the victims still await compensation.

Striking Lonmin miners gather on a hill near the Marikana mine during a protest action August 2012 (file photo).

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