Amcu: building of homes for families of Marikana victims set to move faster

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) Marikana Massacre trust fund on Saturday handed over one of the more than 34 houses built for Marikana families in Mqanduli in the Eastern Cape.

The house was handed over to the family of Mgcineni Noki, popularly known as the 'Man in the Green Blanket'.

After the Marikana massacre in August 2012, Amcu established a trust fund to address the three key pillars of housing, education and skills development to assist the relatives of the families.

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa says it has taken five years to hand over the first home due to red tape and lack of resources as a result of very little support.

It was not an easy road, but the house has been handed over to the family.

Joseph Mathunjwa, Amcu president

He says that blueprints have been made for other homes in Swaziland, Lesotho and Free State.

Mathunjwa says Amcu raised the majority of money and received contributions from UDM leader Bantu Holomisa and DA leader Mmusi Maimane.

Amcu opened the trust with a R2 million rand donation... Overall the trust had about R2.1 million (including contributions).

Joseph Mathunjwa, Amcu president

Mathunjwa says justice was never served in the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the massacre.

He adds that the apology by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to Marikana families was not sincere.

Take a listen to him explain the way forward for the trust:


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