Philippi: What's behind the violence?

A road in Philippi is strewn with rubble from a protest this past week. Photo by Nombulelo Damba.

The story goes back two years. The vacant land in Philippi East next to Symphony Way was first occupied in April 2013. That land is owned by Iris Fischer. The occupying residents named the land Marikana after the victims of the Platinum belt massacre in August 2012.