ANC President Jacob Zuma says government has received claims totalling more than R1 billion following the 2012 Marikana shooting.

Zuma says the claims relate to loss of support and injuries‚ while others related to wrongful arrest.

Thirty-four mineworkers were shot dead by police during the strike.

Zuma delivered his last political address as party leader after his 10-year stint at the helm of the governing party, on Saturday, at the 54th ANC National Elective Conference at Nasrec in Johannesburg.

“Government has received claims amounting to more than R1 billion relating to loss of support and injuries, while other relate to wrongful arrests arising from the killing of 34 miners by members of SAPS. Negotiations are ongoing between government lawyers and those of the affected families and workers. The training of the police service to manage protests continues in line with the post Marikana Farlam recommendations.”

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