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newsANA reports that a group of activists walking from Marikana near Rustenburg in the North West to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to hand over a list of demands to President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived on Tuesday evening.  

The spokesperson for the group, Napoleon Webster, said they would sleep at the Atteridgeville police station on Tuesday night and continue their walk to the Union Buildings on Wednesday morning.  They were due to hand over their demands to Ramaphosa at noon.  Webster said the activists were demanding the finalisation of the compensation to widows of the Marikana massacre.  They also wanted communities to share in the profits of the mines.  The group of activists come from mining communities such as Mopotokisi, Reutlwile View, Seraleng, Sondela and 34 Mambush Marikana.  Webster described their march of more than 80km as 'tough but worth it'.  "It was difficult, we did not have a sponsor.  Communities helped us along the journey they offered us food and water.  Furthermore they offer us their houses to shower."

  • Read the full original report by Molaole Montsho at IOL News


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