President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma announced an official inquiry after a police shooting was observed yesterday, which killed 34 and wounded 78 persons. As per police sources they confirmed that the shooting was a part of self-defense. After the shooting, wives of miners organize demonstrations at Johannesburg, South Africa and arranged a protest, demanding to know why officers fired automatic rifles, pistols and shotguns at the strikers, many of whom had been armed with spears, machetes and clubs.
Mining Massacre In South Africa
Police stop shootings after the miners sang a protest song and they were continuously saying that they have done? in the Xhosa language. During the week-old strike at least two people have been killed including two police officers battered to death by strikers and two mine security guards burned alive.
According to Makhosi Mbongane, winch operator said that after the shooting episode no one is willing to do work as they have fear that police will beat or kill them. After white racists rule ended, South Africa faces countless problems, including growing inequality between a white minority joined by a small black elite while most blacks endure high unemployment and inadequate housing, health care and education.
Shootings Afraid Miners In South Africa
The shootings afraid the South Africa, which recalls images of white police firing at anti-apartheid protesters in the 1960s and 1970s, though in this case it was mostly black police firing at black mine workers.
Mangwashi Victoria Phiyega, National police confirmed that the shooting day was a dark day for South Africa and that it was no time for pointing fingers, even as people compared the shootings to apartheid-era state violence and political parties and labor unions demanded an investigation. President of South Africa headed directly to the mine, 70 kilometers (40 miles) northwest of Johannesburg, where his office said he would visit injured miners in the hospital and a complete investigation must be made after the shooting held by police forces.