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JOHANNESBUG — The footage is shaky but unmistakable. A slender black man dressed in a red T-shirt, black pants and sneakers is tied to the back of a police truck. He kicks. He writhes. The vehicle pulls away, dragging the man behind it. Police officers run along with him. Cellphone cameras snap away. What did he do?” bystanders shouted.
“It was him who started it,” a police officer replied.
A South African inquiry into the deaths of 44 people, including 34 miners shot dead by police, has been delayed to let lawyers consult the clients...
In all, 270 miners have been charged with the murder of their own colleagues under an apartheid-era "common purpose doctrine" law.