Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved to clarify his recent apology for his role in the Marikana massacre.
Ramaphosa responded to Members of Parliament (MPs) during a question and answer session in the National Assembly.
Ramaphosa told MPs that he's prepared to pay a visit to Marikana and reconcile with the families of the victims, reports EWN's Gaye Davis.
He says it's matter of time and says he's prepared to confront any situation where accountability is required.— Gaye Davis, Parliamentary correspondent for EWN
#Ramaphosa reiterates that he's prepared to visit widows of slain Marikana workers. LD— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) May 11, 2017
#Ramaphosa tells MPs he apologised for the language he used; he was trying to stop further deaths; 10 pple already gruesomely murdered GD— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) May 11, 2017
Ramaphosa explained that his recent apology on Sunday was for the inappropriate language he used in e-mails during the 2012 mineworkers strike.
He told MPs that it was never his intention for miners to die.
The Marikana issue is clearly an obstacle to Ramaphosa's ascendancy, Davis advises.
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