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newsANA reports that discussions to compensate Marikana mineworkers were continuing with the State, their lawyer indicated on Monday.  

“We are busy in discussions with the State in relation to quantifying our claims.  The State has conceded that they are going to make [the] payments, all we need to do is to differentiate the extent of compensations vis-à-vis the extent of injuries,” said Andries Nkome.  President Jacob Zuma announced in December 2016, that government was ready to pay compensation.  “The SAPS [South African Police Service] has instructed its attorneys to make offers of payments in full settlement of claims, for the claims where quantification were complete and are not under criminal investigation,” he announced in a statement.  Government has offered the families and victims of the Marikana massacre just over R1.1-billion in compensation.

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