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lonminlogo thumb medium90 90City Press writes that the green blanket that one of the prominent striking mine workers wore shortly before the Marikana massacre five years ago is to be immortalised by Lonmin through a planned themed memorial park at Marikana.  

The plans were revealed by the platinum producer during a memorial ceremony last week attended by some of the deceased mine workers’ families and other stakeholders.  The four-phase plan, which will include a park and soccer field, museum, restaurant and the Green Blanket Memorial Park, has not yet been valuated.  According to Lonmin CEO Ben Magara, there is still a lot of planning to be done before the estimated cost is established.  He went on to indicate:  “The memorial project is still in its infancy, and the company will consult with employees and stakeholders on the proposed design that is developed around the concept of a green blanket, emblematic of the garment worn by the late strike leader Mgcineni Noki.”

  • Read this report by Lesetja Malope in full at City Press

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