The Right2Know organisation is calling on the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to speed up the prosecutions of all those implicated in the Marikana massacre. Sunday marks eight years since the tragedy occurred.
Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) President Joseph Mathunjwa says the lives of those living in the mining community of Nkaneng informal settlement in Marikana, in the North West, have not yet been improved. This despite the promises made by the then mining company Lonmin, which is now Sibanye Stillwater.
Sunday marks eight years since the Marikana massacre, where 34 mineworkers were killed after they were shot by heavily armed police officers. At least 279 others were injured. Union, AMCU, will be leading today’s commemoration event, which will be held in Johannesburg for the first time since the tragedy due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Association for Mining and Construction Union (Amcu) President Joseph Mathunjwa says they are still waiting on president Cyril Ramaphosa to come and apologise to the injured workers and widows of those killed during the Marikana tragedy in 2012.
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) will be commemorating the eighth anniversary of the Marikana tragedy in Johannesburg on Sunday. It will be the first time that the commemoration will be hosted outside Marikana in the North West, where mineworkers were killed after they were shot by heavily armed police officers.