RE­MEM­BER MARIKANA

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A sea of peo­ple raise their fists dur­ing an emo­tional com­mem­o­ra­tion of the sec­ond an­niver­sary of the Marikana mas­sacre. Joseph Mathun­jwa, the pres­i­dent of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Minework­ers and Con­struc­tion Union, dis­played a cheque for R2 mil­lion and told those gath­ered at the no­to­ri­ous kop­pie near the Won­derkop set­tle­ment that the money would go to­wards es­tab­lish­ing a Marikana trust fund. He said the trust had been reg­is­tered and Ad­vo­cate Du­misa Nt­se­beza – who is rep­re­sent­ing fam­i­lies of some of the mur­dered min­ers at the Marikana Com­mis­sion of In­quiry – is one of the trustees. Mathun­jwa also promised his union would give the fam­i­lies of those min­ers killed in that bloody week in Au­gust 2012 R12 500 each. This was the wage the min­ers were strik­ing for in 2012

PHOTO: EL­IZ­A­BETH SEJAKE

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