School of Sociology and Social Policy

What the lack of accountability for Marikana says about Zuma's government

Professor of Criminology, Bill Dixon has written an article for The Conversation:

Five years ago this week 44 people were killed in the course of an industrial dispute at a platinum mine in South Africa's North West Province owned by Lonmin. It became known as the Marikana massacre.

For many observers, Marikana was a turning point in the presidency of Jacob Zuma - who came to power in 2009 - and in the history of democratic South Africa. Even more so, it gave an early indication of the abuse of state power that's been the hallmark of the Zuma government.

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Posted on Friday 18th August 2017

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