by Nontobeko Zuma

On the second anniverary of the Marikana tragedy, South African journalist, Mayleen Vincent recounts her experiences as a television field producer at the scene of the 2012 ‘Marikana Massacre’, where police shot and killed 34 striking mineworkers.

Armed mineworkers at the Lonmin platinum mine had embarked on a wildcat strike demanding higher wages since the 10th of August.

Ten other killings including those of mine security, police officers and striking miners preceded the August, 16 bloodshed.