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Marikana Special Edition: Ten years later ‘It feels like our pain does not matter’

Marikana Special Edition: Ten years later ‘It feels like our pain does not matter’
Police gathered infront of miners gunned down after firing live ammunition and teargas on them,at this stage it was unconfirmed how many have died after a gathering outiside nkaneng informal settlement near the Lonmin mine in Rustenburg north west,they are demanding a wage increase on 16 August 2012.Photo: Felix Dlangamandla

It's been a decade since 34 mineworkers died at the hands of the South African Police Service while protesting for a living wage. What really happened that fateful day and how has it shaped South Africa in the ten years since?

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