Sunday, August 19, 2012

South Africa Mine Killings: Thousands Protest

Thousands of people are protesting outside a platinum mine where 34 workers were shot dead by police.

Controversial politician Julius Malema was welcomed as a hero when he arrived to address the crowd of strikers at the Lonmin mine in Marikana.

Malema - expelled by the ruling African National Congress earlier this year - blamed the government for the "Marikana Massacre", which also left 78 people injured.

Strikers complained that President Jacob Zuma had not come to them when he flew to the area on Friday and visited hospitalized miners who were wounded in Thursday's shootings. Read More