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Marikana massacre - an eNCA special

Posted on: Thu 08 Aug 2013

Premiere on Sunday, 11 August at 7PM on eNCA (DStv Channel 403)

Friday, 16 August, marks the anniversary of a grievous unforgettable event in South Africa; the tragic Marikana Mine protest.  eNCA will be airing a compelling documentary premiering on Sunday, 11 August at 7PM.

What started as a labour dispute with miners demanding wage increases, led to a series of tragic events at Marikana. eNCA reporter Xoli Mngambi, who was one of the first reporters on the scene, seasoned camera operator Joe Komane and Dinky Mkhize of Reuters recount the incidents which unfolded before their eyes on August 16 in a documentary.
The first part of the documentary looks at the day of the Marikana tragedy - how the commotion unfolded; from the gathering of the protesters on Nkaneng Hill until the moment when the police special force opened fire.
The second part of the documentary looks at the seven days leading to 16 August in 2012. eNCA reporters trail those days and remember the lives lost. This section also includes exclusive interviews with families of the deceased.
“The tragedy in Marikana almost immediately became a political issue and the victims of this tragic event were almost forgotten.  They were spoken about and not spoken to. In this documentary eNCA is bringing their voices to the fore, to tell their personal story of loss, hardship and agony”, said Xoli Moloi, eNCA Senior Producer for the documentary.

Repeats as follows:
Sunday, 11 August @19h00 and@23h00
Monday, 12 August @12h00 and @21h00
Tuesday, 13 August @10h00 and @20h00
Wednesday, 14 August @09h00
Thursday, 15 August @23h00
Friday, 16 August @16h00
Saturday, 17 August @08h00 and @17h00
Sunday, 18 August @09h00 and @14h00

Documentary will also be posted online under the URL