The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) will be hosting a series of events starting from this Friday to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the Marikana massacre.

On the 16th of August 2012 a massacre took place in Marikana that resulted in the deaths of more than 40 mine workers.

The commemoration will start with the Marikana lecture which will be attended by mine unions and stakeholders.

AMCU says this year, they will host two main events with small physical gatherings coupled with virtual participation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) and Lonmin Security forces opened fire against striking platinum mine workers.

The event gained international coverage and interest.

This weekend Markina will commemorate the eighth anniversary of that event.

Unions still want those accountable for the killings to be held responsible.

The first event will be the customary Memorial Lecture which will take place today.

Meanwhile, to date, no arrests have been made in connection with the mass shooting.

The video below is the unseen footage of Marikana.