Excerpt: Thanduxolo Jika Talks to the Marikana Mineworkers in We Are Going To Kill Each Other Today
“There have been moments in history where men have united to fight for a common purpose, and turned on those who would not join them at the same time” writes Thanduxolo Jika in Chapter Five of We Are Going To Kill Each Other Today: The Marikana Story.
Jika “spent six days in the shanty town of Nkaneng, on the edge of Wonderkop township, eating, sleeping, drinking and talking with the miners as the strike ground on, trying to gain a deeper under-standing of their situation and what had led up to the shooting”. He found that the story of the mineworkers “has a simple truth at its heart”, which contradicts the myths that surround it.
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