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daNews24 reports that Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has written to President Jacob Zuma asking him to declare 16 August "Marikana Memorial Day".  

The date last week marked the fifth anniversary of the Marikana tragedy, when 34 mineworkers were shot and killed by members of the police service.  Another 10 persons died in the week leading up to the massacre during a wildcat strike in the platinum belt.  Maimane on Wednesday said it was time to mark the occasion of the August 2012 tragedy nationally and went on to say:  "We must mark this day as a commemorative one, where we reflect not just on the injustice of that fateful day, but the injustices which still persist throughout our society."

  • Read this report by Paul Herman in full at News24


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