Following the release of the Marikana report last week, Eyewitness News is hosting a live debate from 10am to 12pm at Primedia Broadcasting, where a panel of key stakeholders will share their insights on the report, its merits and the way forward.
Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) , the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the African National Congress (ANC), Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), Lonmin and National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) are among the stakeholders invited to attend the debate.
Emotional experience during Marikana report briefing
Advocate Dali Mpofu, legal representative for the arrested and injured Marikana miners, says that briefing his clients on the contents of the Marikana report has been an emotional experience.
My own reaction to the report was skeptical at first. But yesterday’s events were a deal breaker for me. It was quite an emotional session that we had, explaining the report to the families and to the injured and arrested was quite something. I haven’t been able to sleep since then. So my reaction is now informed by that experience. I think at the very least, they were expecting that the evidence would be taken into account. But hard evidence was provided and simply ignored.— Dali Mpofu, lawyer representing Marikana miners
Listen to the full conversation with Dali Mpofu from The John Robbie Show: