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SupraMahumapeloCape Times reports that North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo intends to meet Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) leader Joseph Mathunjwa over reconciliation and healing in Marikana.  

He said on Saturday:  “I am going to be arranging a meeting with Mr Mathunjwa separately, and a meeting with the National Union of Mineworkers leader separately, and Lonmin (Platinum) separately, to discuss with them how can we bring about reconciliation, healing and renewal in Marikana; because the sooner we embark on development to deal with issues of service delivery - the housing, road, electricity, health service, education, recreational facilities - the better for our people.”  There has been tension in Marikana since August 2012 when 44 people were killed in relation to labour unrest at Lonmin, but efforts to bring peace and stability have seemingly moved at a snail’s pace.  On Saturday, religious leaders under the banner of the Wonderkop Pastoral Fraternal held a peace prayer day at the Wonderkop koppie where 34 mineworkers died on 16 August 2012, in an attempt to pave the way for stability and peace in Marikana.

  • Read this report by Molaole Montsho in full at Cape Times
  • Read too, Urgent family matter stops Mahumapelo from attending prayer day in Wonderkop, at The Citizen
  • And also, Ethnic tensions threaten reconciliation efforts in Marikana, at SABC News


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