What happened that day at Marikana?

Forensic experts Marikana

Police forensic experts work at the scene where 34 people died after police opened fire on striking mineworkers in Marikana on August 17, 2012.

Police forensic experts work at the scene where 34 people died after police opened fire on striking mineworkers in Marikana on August 17, 2012.

Forensic experts Marikana

Police forensic experts work at the scene where 34 people died after police opened fire on striking mineworkers in Marikana on August 17, 2012.

Police forensic experts work at the scene where 34 people died after police opened fire on striking mineworkers in Marikana on August 17, 2012.

The SAPS has confirmed 34 miners died, when police opened fire on them at the Lonmin Platinum Mine at Marikana in the North West Province on Thursday.

eNCA looks back over a day which began in song and ended in bloodshed.