Massacre of striking South African miners
Unbelievable but true!
The brutal attack of the South African police force and their direct firing
on the gathering of about 3,000 miners, who had taken industrial action for
improved pay and conditions, has left more than 30 dead and many wounded.
Following such a terrorist and premeditated massacre on 16 August 2012, many
more have been arrested.
Such a criminal action and the killing of workers is the response of the
South African state to the striking workers who had refused to return to
The South African state’s representation of the savage aims of capital in
pursuit of higher and higher profits, and the indiscriminate firing on
protesting workers have taken place with such viciousness that is
unprecedented even among all the other criminals of the capitalist class.
All those responsible for spilling the blood of the striking South African
workers, killing of workers struggling for improved pay and working
conditions, and injuring and harming striking workers must be tried for
crimes against humanity.
Throughout the world, the working class must rise against the bloodshed of
striking South African miners and demand the trial and punishment of all
those responsible for this massacre. These criminals must answer for their
Down with the state of capital
Worker-communist Party of Iran – Hekmatist
17 August 2012