Friday marks the 7th anniversary of the 2012 Marikana tragedy. Thirty four mine workers were shot and killed by police during a protracted wage strike on August 16 at the then Lonmin operations, now owned by Sibanye-Stillwater.
Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa says the union will be in Marikana on the 16th of August to hold a commemorative event following the 2012 tragedy in which a total of 44 people were killed.
The High Court in Pretoria has sentenced two former Amcu leaders to life and 25 years imprisonment respectively.
The eight AMCU members face charges of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
Nine people who were trapped underground have been safely brought to the surface at the Joel mine which falls under the management of harmony gold in Theunissen, in the Free State.