DA says TV should show Marikana film

2015-11-25 15:55

Johannesburg — The main opposition group in South Africa says the country's public broadcaster should show an Emmy-winning documentary about the South African police killing of 34 striking miners three years ago.

The film, Miners Shot Down, took the International Emmy in the documentary category this week for its account of the 16 August 2012 shootings near Marikana, northwest of Johannesburg.

In a statement, the opposition Democratic Alliance party called for the immediate broadcast of the documentary on state broadcaster SABC.

South Africa's police commissioner has been suspended pending an inquiry into alleged misconduct during the killings and critics say the ruling African National Congress should be held accountable.

The African National Congress has praised the documentary, saying it helps tell South Africa's story "with all its trials and tribulations."

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