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news shutterstockTimesLive reports that the government has paid R3.9-million to a family that claimed loss of support as a result of a death in the 2012 Marikana massacre.  

A similar offer has been made to legal teams representing 36 mineworkers killed by police during the 2012 wage strike.  Police ministry spokesman Vuyo Mhaga said more than R29-million had been budgeted for families of the dead and the government was doing its best to make payments.  He indicated that they had received 653 claims, some for loss of support as a result of death, assault, arrest and detention.  The total claims are estimated at R1.1bn.  The Socio-Economic Rights Institute (Seri), which represents 320 clients, confirmed it had received settlement offers, which its clients were considering.  Advocate Dali Mpofu, representing about 300 miners who were injured or arrested at Marikana, has accused the government of dragging out compensation negotiations.

  • Read this report by Bafana Nzimande in full at TimesLive

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