South Africans took to social media to react to SABC’s # MinersShotDown, a documentary about the Marikana protests, which ultimately led to the death of miners.
On Monday night, SABC one broadcasted the #MinersShotDown documentary, and it left tweeps enraged and heartbroken over what the Marikana families had to go through.
So, in true Black Twitter style, South African used the social media platform to express their very honest opinions, which was bad news for president Cyril Ramaphosa.
Briefly.co.za decided to gather some of the most honest and explosive reactions to #MinersShotDown.
Social media user @AndiswaMadikazi wrote, “Dear president @CyrilRamaphosa, I hope this tweet finds you well. Please watch SABC 1, watch what you did to protect profit and please go apologize to the families of the deceased and apologize. I hope after watching this, it doesn't become business as usual. #MinersShotDown.”
Zwelinzima Vavi, who goes by the Twitter handle @Zwelinzima1, added: “The man who played a key role to end this humiliation of Africans was recruited by the other side and like a typical comprador bourgeoisie used his proximity to the bourgeoisie state to intervene to protect profits maintained through cheap labour #MinersShotDown.”
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