THE UGLY

Finweek English Edition - - In Brief -

Five years after po­lice killed 34 strik­ing min­ers and in­jured 78, “we haven’t learnt any­thing from Marikana”, writes Greg Ni­col­son for Daily Mav­er­ick. “Not a sin­gle po­lice of­fi­cer has been in the dock for the Marikana mas­sacre. Minework­ers have been called to court for their role. No com­pen­sa­tion has been paid to the fam­i­lies of the work­ers killed. […] Jus­tice is a re­al­ity for those on the en­riched side of his­tory and a pos­si­bil­ity for the new elite. For the coun­try’s poor black ma­jor­ity, jus­tice re­mains an il­lu­sion and democ­racy a dream.”

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