Many South Africans have taken to social media to remember the day, which some political commentators say marked a very dark time in South African history.
The EFF remembers the 34 mineworkers who were massacred on this day in Marikana in 2012.
Today marks 11 years since the Marikana massacre occurred and we still dip our revolutionary banner in honour of the fearless and undeterred Fighters who paid the price with their lives for… pic.twitter.com/Z6uUX1hu65
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) August 16, 2023
— African (@ali_naka) August 16, 2023
— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) August 16, 2023
— TshidisoFeela🇿🇦🇵🇸🇷🇺 (@TshidisoFeela) August 16, 2023
— Ⓜ🅰🅱🅾🅱🅾 (@BonganiManzenz1) August 16, 2023
Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza