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gavel thumb100 ANA reports that the fifth anniversary of the Marikana tragedy when 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police is being commemorated by mineworkers at a time when other workers are facing criminal cases in the North West High Court relating to the upheaval in the platinum mining belt in 2012.  

Eighteen mineworkers, charged with the murder of ten people in Marikana near Rustenburg in North West during a violent strike at Lonmin mine five years ago, made a brief appearance in the North West High Court sitting in Rustenburg on 31 July.  The case was postponed to 13 October for their legal representation to file an application to the National Director of Public Prosecution for him to review his decision not to withdraw the charges against the mineworkers.  The charges relate to the murder of 10 people, preceding 16 August 2012, the day on which 34 mineworkers were killed by the police.  Nineteen mineworkers were initially arrested, but accused No 10, Majeke Nonkonyana, has since died.

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