Amcu adamant Lonmin is at fault seven years after Marikana massacre

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) says it has approached several legal representatives in a bid to have the Farlam Commission of Inquiries findings into the Marikana massacre reviewed.

Tomorrow, 16 August, marks the anniversary of the deaths of 34 miners gunned down by police during a strike for wage increases at Lonmin in 2012.

Speaking to Eyewitness reporter Theto Mahlakoana this week, Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa said justice is yet to be served for the slain workers and their families and maintains that Lonmin was at fault.

Amcu maintains that there is absolutely no way that Lonmin would not have been found to be at fault, which was not a finding of the commission. They had hoped that the commission would point to some sort of an authoritative figure from which this order for these police officials to fire their guns had come from.

Theto Mahlakoana, Senior Political Reporter - EWN

They are saying they will be pursuing this particular matter, they want those findings to be reviewed in a court of law...to interrogate whether the Farlam commission had adequately assessed the evidence before it and arrived at a decision that can move people forward.

Theto Mahlakoana, Senior Political Reporter - EWN

Mathunjwa told Mahlakoana that the massacre exposed South Africa's democratic government.

I think the massacre exposed the African National Congress government that, really, it is not yet uhuru. Really, we are not really free in this country.

Joseph Mathunjwa, President - Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union

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