Remembering South Africa's Marikana Massacre

On August 16, 2012, 34 Lonmin miners were killed and 78 injured, some permanently disabled, after police opened fire on them following days of protests over pay increases and better living conditions. An inquiry into the matter has not yet provided any closure for the families of the miners.

Photo: SAPA

Police on the scene at Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana in' the North West where ongoing violence resulted in the shooting of a number of people on Thursday, August 16, 2012.

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