This day in history: Looking back at the Marikana Massacre of 2012

This day in history: Looking back at the Marikana Massacre of 2012

On Thursday, exactly six-years-ago, South Africa was left shook over the brutality of the Marikana Massacre.

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On 16 August 2012, 34 miners were killed after police opened fire on the miners who had been participating in the week long Marikana strike.

New reports suggest the cops were taking revenge on the miners, who hacked police officers to death and killed security guards, one of whom was burn, eNCA reported.

According to Eyewitness News, independent researcher David Bruce has been studying the photos of the day and he came to the conclusion the cops fired their weapons with the intent to hit the miners.

However, although the shootings ended in the blink of an eye, it has been six-years since the massacre and not one arrest have been made.

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On Thursday the ANC's head of Presidency, Zizi Kodwa, described the massacre as an unfortunate chapter in SA that never should have happened.

And, till this day the country mourns the lives lost- but, not everyone sees eye to eye on who the real bad guys were.

While many took to social media to honour the miners that were killed and injured during the shootings, some felt the police officers acted in accordance with the situation.

So, Briefly.co.za decided to gather different opinions on Twitter about the Marikana Massacre.

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