Policemen’s footage – taken with cellphones as they made their way towards the centre of the infamous Small Koppie at Marikana on 16 August last year – shows the extent of the killings there.
The recorded voices of the police and the positions of the prone bodies of the slain miners corroborate the Daily Maverick’s stories about the 14 striking miners killed by police at the ‘killing koppie’.
Yet there is another story beneath; one that might surprise the narrators of tales.
In the circle of people investigating the circumstances of the Marikana Massacre around the Farlam Commission, the cellphone video is known as the “Ryland Footage”. It was taken by a Tactical Response Team member, Captain Ryland, of the otherwise un-photographed killings at Small Koppie.
It is explosive.
See http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2013-01-29-truth-lies-the-saga-of-the-marikana-massacre-continues.