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ramaphosa2EWN reports that according to the office of deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa there was no plan for him to visit Marikana as part of the anniversary commemoration event on Wednesday.  

This followed reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) Amcu said he would not be welcome.  Next Wednesday marks five years since 34 people were shot dead by the police at the infamous koppie at the Lonmin mine during a strike over salaries.  Ramaphosa infamously sent an email to mine bosses before the shooting calling for concomitant action to be taken against the strikers.  The statement from his office reads:  "The office of the deputy president wishes to correct several media reports relating to events marking the fifth anniversary of the tragedy at Marikana.  Reports to the effect that Ramaphosa has indicated his intention to visit Marikana on the anniversary are incorrect.”

  • Read this report by Mia Lindeque in full at EWN


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