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South Africa's ANC party shuns Marikana anniversary

South Africa's ruling party has said they were staying away from the one-year anniversary commemorations to mark the killings of 34 striking platinum miners shot dead by the police, according to Reuters.

African National Congress (ANC) spokesman Ishmael Mnisi said: "People are taking advantage of a tragedy for their own political benefit".

Crosses are placed at a hill known as the "Hill of Horror", during the one-year anniversary commemorations. Credit: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko