Media playback is unsupported on your device

South African singer Simphiwe Dana's tribute to Marikana shootings

30 April 2014 Last updated at 00:13 BST

As South Africa celebrates 20 years of political freedom, multi-award winning singer and songwriter Simphiwe Dana has released a song called Nzima, inspired by the Marikana tragedy, in which the police shot striking mine workers in August 2012.

The song is also a prayer for a people that have had a history of violence inflicted upon them.

Simphiwe Dana spoke to the BBC's Taurai Maduna in Johannesburg about the recording of the song and her thoughts on freedom in South Africa.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.