Solidarity with Victory to the Maricana Miners Voices from the Platinum Belt Victory (Heinz Leitner)

Media for Justice’s Sipho Singiswa was in Marikana two months ago at the height of the platinum belt strike. He talked to striking mineworkers and their families about the trials and tribulations of living in South Africa’s low wage economy. Mineworkers and their wives spoke with passion about their daily struggle for survival and dignity. President Jacob Zuma was particularly singled out for his polygamy and lavish lifestyle. The resolution of the platinum strike is an important victory not just for the mineworkers, but also for industrial action in South Africa. This video is a fitting tribute to the mineworkers‘ resolve.

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