Six years after the Marikana killings, this seminar – with an opening contribution by Judge Ian Farlam, Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into Marikana – revisits events at Marikana. The commission of inquiry rejected the police’s explanation for the deaths, at ‘Scene 2’, of 17 of the 34 striking workers killed that day. But as yet no full account has been provided of what actually happened there.
New ISS research based on photographs, witness statements and forensic evidence presented to the commission shows what actually happened at Scene 2. The comprehensive study sheds new light on events and provides answers about how the 17 strikers died and why they were killed.
Chair: Gareth Newham, Head, Justice and Violence Prevention, ISS
Judge Ian Farlam, Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into Marikana
David Bruce, Independent Researcher and expert on Marikana and policing in South Africa
Nomzamo Zondo, Director, Litigation at the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI)