Tell SABC + eTV to show Miners Shot Down

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* Update * etv has agreed to broadcast the documentary in January 2016

** Update ** Over 4000 signatures were hand delivered to SABC and eTV by 20 widows of the Marikana Massacre.

We have to stop the propaganda campaign trying to paint the miners of Marikana as having deserved to be shot by police on August 16th 2012 [1]. The truth about Marikana is told from the miners perspective in the documentary Miners Shot Down and our free to air channel and public broadcaster, eTV and the SABC have a responsibility to tell the story of our first post-Apartheid Massacre [1]. (Tobetsa fa go bala ka Setswana)

DSTV and Al-Jazeera have already screened Miners Shot Down, but all South Africans need to see this documentary. SABC and eTV can't ignore us anymore. With the Marikana Report set to be released next week and the the 3rd anniversary of the massacre approaching this August, this is a critical moment to demand the truth is told.

[1]  Marikana miners were killers - Zuma, Ntando Makhubu for IOL, June 24 2015

[2] 'Miners Shot Down': Still the film every South African should see. Greg Nicolson The Daily Maverick.

 

Dear Monde Twala (MD of eTV), Mbulaheni Maguvhe (Chairperson of the SABC) and Mr James Aguma (Acting CEO of the SABC),

As the leaders of our free to air channel and public broadcaster you have a duty to screen content in the public interest. What happened in Marikana was South Africa's first post-Apartheid massacre and you have a responsibility to ensure the stories of Marikana miners are told. On the 16th August South Africans will gather on the anniversary of this national tragedy. We the undersigned demand that you schedule a screening of Miners Shot Down before the end of 2015 so that all South Africans have the opportunity to reflect on the lives lost, families impacted and together we as a nation can work to ensure this never happens again. With the Farlam commission concluded and the Marikana Report set to be released next week, all South Africans deserve to hear the miners stories and understand what led to the events on the 16th August 2012.

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  • signed 2015-12-14 18:03:41 +0200
    South Africans need to know the truth about Anc.
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    Our country needs to see this
  • signed 2015-12-13 20:50:01 +0200
    Please help enlighten the public. Show the documentary
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    This Documentary won an Emmy. Sign a petition.
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    Remember Marikana! @etv @official_sabc1 must show #MinersShotDown
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    i want to see the documentary
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  • signed 2015-12-06 13:56:37 +0200
    I want to know the truth as my friend and extended family members were part of Marikana uprising.
  • signed 2015-12-05 18:42:43 +0200
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  • signed 2015-12-05 12:41:56 +0200
    We demand the broadcasting of marikana massacre
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  • signed 2015-12-04 09:12:37 +0200
    Let the truth be told for the sake of our kids to know what a cruel government we have.

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