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marikanacommission thumb100 Greg Nicolson writes that four years ago to the day, NUM members fired shots at striking workers at Lonmin, Marikana, in an escalation that would lead to a massacre few days later.  

Since then, an inquiry has released a report, books have been published.  We know so much more about that week in August 2012 than when it occurred, but it still feels like we’re lost in the dark.  There are 44 souls hovering over that part of the platinum belt, plus those who lost their lives in the aftermath.  A massacre occurred without consequence.  We’ve flipped the calendar for four years and it’s time the knowledge amassed must be used for healing.  Charges need to be laid.  Compensation must be finalised.  Massacres must have consequences.

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