Rehad Desai reflects on the Marikana massacre

Five years since the Marikana massacre and the bitter taste of loss still lingers among those who remain. Thousands of mineworkers and political leaders gathered at the infamous koppie in Marikana in the north west, to honour the 34 Lonmin mineworkers who were killed on this day in 2012. With no arrests and no compensation in sight for surviving families, it seems justice remains evasive.

We’re joined by Rehad Desai who has not only documented the Marikana massacre but the events leading up to it. He is the filmmaker responsible for Miners Shot Down that one an international Emmy. He has also been involved in the cries for justice ever since, and he is a member of the Marikana Support Campaign.

For more news, visit:

Leave a Comment