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marikanacommission thumb100 BusinessLive reports that legal representative Dali Mpofu said on Wednesday that mineworkers who were injured during the Marikana massacre were preparing to challenge the findings of the commission of inquiry into the events in August 2012.  

The Farlam commission, set up by President Jacob Zuma after the killing of 44 mine workers and others during a violent strike at a Lonmin mine in 2012, has not revealed the truth about what transpired, according to Mpofu.  He was among the speakers who spoke to mineworkers and community members at a commemoration ceremony near the hill where 34 workers were shot dead by the police on 16 August 2012.  Opposition party leaders said it was a disgrace that five years later, the government had still not apologised or financially compensated the families of the slain mineworkers.  Mpofu also claimed that the government’s commitment to pay close to R1.2bn to Marikana claimants was a political tool used to appease South Africans in the last elections, as nothing had come of it.

  • Read this report by Theto Mahlakoana in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Stop using Marikana for point-scoring, says ANC, at The Citizen

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