A Killing in the Winelands

Viewfinder's first documentary film revisits the murder of Letsekang Thokoane, a young shopkeeper, by police during the farm worker strike in De Doorns in 2013. Why were the killers not held accountable? From the scene of the murder in Elubisi township a paper trail leads us to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate's head office in Pretoria to ask this question.

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"I heard three gunshots..." Watch our full documentary 'A Killing in the Winelands' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u48ijTxKZ48

🔊🔊Join us on our Facebook at 15:00.We'll also be screening a film by Lesedi Rudolph & Sara Assarsson about Mbuyisa Makhubu known from the picture captured by Sam Nzima in 1976, the picture shows Makhubu carrying Hector Pieterson. His whereabouts are still unknown.

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