Auckland: protest aginst police murder of miners in South Africa

August 18: Protesters have shot red paint balls at the South African consulate in Auckland.

Up to 60 people on Saturday afternoon protested against the fatal shooting of 34 striking miners by South African police.

A letter with the words “blood on your hands” was left on the consulate door for South African President Jacob Zuma.

Former anti-apartheid activist John Minto said protesters were disgusted with Mr Zuma over the killings which occurred on Thursday at the Lonmin platinum mine at Marikana.

“We protested vigorously against apartheid, only to find economic apartheid has replaced race-based apartheid,” he told 3News.

“So the people of South Africa are no better off.”


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