[LISTEN] Ramaphosa: I vow to help atone for Marikana tragedy

President Cyril Ramaphosa in Parliament on Tuesday afternoon, vows to atone for the Marikana massacre.

We must acknowledge as a government, where we have made mistakes, we will take steps to correct those mistakes. One of such was the Marikana tragedy, which stands out as the darkest moment in the life of our young democracy.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

He reminds MPs that the Commission of Inquiry, headed by retired Judge Farlam, investigated the direct and root causes of the tragedy.

Three broad areas were identified for action, says Ramaphosa.

  • Compensation for the injured and the families of those who lost their lives
  • Examining the procedures of public order policing
  • Preparing valid cases for prosecution, if there are, according to applicable laws

He says government is making progress on the engagement with legal representatives of the victims.

This must be concluded in the coming months.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

I would like to use this opportunity to address what role I played in my capacity as a Lonmin director in the events of that tragic week.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

Notwithstanding the findings of the Farlam Commission on my responsibility for the events that unfolded, I'm determined to play whatever role I can, in the process of healing and atonement, for what happened at Marikana.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

He says in this, he is guided by the needs and the wishes of the families of the 44 workers who lost their lives.

Listen to what Ramaphosa said:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[WATCH] Johnny Clegg opens up about emotional 'The Crossing' video

[WATCH] Johnny Clegg opens up about emotional 'The Crossing' video

South African legend, musician Johnny Clegg talks about the moving recording of his track The Crossing by over 50 artists.

[LISTEN] Nasa releases first sounds of wind on Mars

[LISTEN] Nasa releases first sounds of wind on Mars

Nasa's InSight lander touched down on Mars on 26 November after a 6-month journey in space in order to study the planet.

[WATCH] Avengers: Endgame trailer is finally here and people are losing it

[WATCH] Avengers: Endgame trailer is finally here and people are losing it

People literally do not know how they can survive the wait until April when the movie will be released.

[LISTEN] Alex Boraine opens up about his work as former TRC chair

[LISTEN] Alex Boraine opens up about his work as former TRC chair

Pippa Green spoke to 13 of the former commissioners to find out how far we are as a country along the road of reconciliation.

Eusebius on black wealth 'The messenger does matter'

Eusebius on black wealth 'The messenger does matter'

Eusebius McKaiser says Johann Rupert omitted the contextual history of black deprivation and white wealth accumulation.

Premier Helen Zille explains housing plans for old Conradie Hospital site

Premier Helen Zille explains housing plans for old Conradie Hospital site

The site will be used as a multi-purpose development housing 1800 families in various types of housing.

Popular articles
ANCWL calls on the ANC to suspend Pule Mabe

ANCWL calls on the ANC to suspend Pule Mabe

ANC Women's League says Mabe must be suspended pending the outcome of a sexual harassment complaint lodged against him.

'Evidence is solid. Poor people’s money was used illegally. Shivambu benefitted'

'Evidence is solid. Poor people’s money was used illegally. Shivambu benefitted'

Ray White interviews Pauli van Wyk, an investigative journalist with Scorpio at Daily Maverick.

10 best business books reviewed on The Money Show in 2018

10 best business books reviewed on The Money Show in 2018

Know someone who’d appreciate a business book for Christmas? These were the best ones of the year…

RMB and a paediatric surgeon from Baragwanath came together to save little lives

RMB and a paediatric surgeon from Baragwanath came together to save little lives

Ray White interviews Prof Jerome Loveland (Paediatric Surgery at Wits and Baragwanath) and Gareth Armstrong (Rand Merchant Bank).

ANC Spokesperson Pule Mabe accused of sexual harassment

ANC Spokesperson Pule Mabe accused of sexual harassment

In a letter seen by Eyewitness News a 26-year-old woman says Mabe wanted to have sex with her in exchange for a job as his PA.

[LISTEN] EFF's Floyd Shivambu was a beneficiary of stolen money - Pauli van Wyk

[LISTEN] EFF's Floyd Shivambu was a beneficiary of stolen money - Pauli van Wyk

Journalist Pauli van Wyk outlines how VBS approved Brian Shivambu’s R1. 46m home loan, with a little help from his brother.

[WATCH] Johnny Clegg opens up about emotional 'The Crossing' video

[WATCH] Johnny Clegg opens up about emotional 'The Crossing' video

South African legend, musician Johnny Clegg talks about the moving recording of his track The Crossing by over 50 artists.