New Video Shows South African Police Bragging About Mine Protest Killings

New video, made using a mobile phone, has surfaced in connection with the shooting of 34 miners in protests at the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa.

The new footage is thought to have been filmed by the police themselves and shows officers bragging about the killings.

The video goes on to show further shootings, undermining claims that the police fired in self-defense.

Here’s the Channel Four report.

About author View all posts

Steve Hynd

Most recently I was Editor in Chief of The Agonist from Feb 2012 to Feb 2013. My blogging began at Newshoggers and I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with some great writers there and around the web ever since, including at Crooks & Liars. I'm a late 40′s, Scottish ex-pat, now married to a wonderful Texan, with Honours in Philosophy from Univ. of Stirling, UK 1986. I worked most of life in business insurance industry (fire, accident, liability) including 12 years as a broker/underwriter/correspondent at Lloyd’s of London. Being from the other side of the pond, my political interests tend to focus on how US foreign policy affects the rest of the planet. Other interests include early and dark-ages British history, literature and cognitive philosophy/science.

Leave a Reply

3bb1012ca7881a903f6bb688401857a5453d3be4