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amcu thumb medium80 81Mining Weekly reports that the deaths of 34 miners during the Marikana massacre in 2012 were due to be commemorated by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Wednesday at the hillside where the massacre occurred.  

Police shot and killed the miners on 16 August 2012 in an apparent attempt to disperse striking Lonmin miners.  Miners were demanding that their salaries be nearly tripled to R12,500 a month.  Ten people, including two police officers and two Lonmin security guards, were killed in the preceding week.  Last Thursday, it was reported that Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa barred African National Congress (ANC) presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa from attending the commemoration, saying Ramaphosa’s interest in Marikana was purely for campaigning purposes.

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