Some photos taken at Bonteheuwel train station. Here in Bonteheuwel people get beaten, raped and even killed by the police. Its good to see the Tokolos politically conscientising the residents, reminding them that the Marikana massacre was strategically executed by the government in conjunction with capital.
The imagery of the Marikana massacre recalls all too the ferociously killing of students by apartheid police on June 16 1976 in Soweto and the Sharpeville massacre of March 21 1960 when 69 people died. Till date no-one has been held to account for both killings. In 2014 Lonmin, listed on both the South African and London stock exchange, is still as profitable as ever, and while government officials enjoy their annual salary raises, the marginalised residents of Marikana remain uncompensated for the horrors they faced on August 16 2012.
Viva residents of Bonteheuwel, viva!