South Africa is observing the 6th year anniversary of the Marikana Massacre.
A total of 44 people were killed following days of violence during a protracted wage strike by workers at the Lonmin platinum mine in the North West.
We have been waiting for the apology from the president of the country Cyril Ramaphosa about his involvement in the lead up to the event that led to the massacre in Marikana.— Andries Nkome, lawyer of the wounded and arrested miners
Tomorrow it will be the beginning of the 7th year and that has not been forthcoming and that makes our clients feel discouraged about the justice system in South Africa.— Andries Nkome, lawyer of the wounded and arrested miners
Ipid is going through and making investigations into the events that led up to the massacre and they have thus far been about to charge some of the officers that were involved in the operation that took place on the 13th of August.— Andries Nkome, lawyer of the wounded and arrested miners
Also, Seri attorney Zamantungwa Khumalo says this week has been very difficult for the families having to relive how they lost their loved ones.
She says that as people think of Marikana, they should also think of the state of policing in the country.
We have to think about our state of policing, we have to think about the weapons that our police are using.— Zamantungwa Khumalo, Seri attorney
We have to understand what our police are doing when are confronted with a community that is protesting.— Zamantungwa Khumalo, Seri attorney
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