National 16.8.2016 09:52 am

Leading South Africans #RememberMarikana

Picture: Michel Bega.

Picture: Michel Bega.

Malema stuck by his party’s line that the massacre was allegedly perpetrated by Cyril Ramaphosa, Riah Phiyega and Lonmin.

With today marking exactly four years since 34 striking miners were shot dead by police in the platinum mining town of Marikana, prominent South Africans have taken to social networking site Twitter to remember the 2012 tragedy described as the country’s first post-apartheid massacre, under the hashtag #RememberMarikana.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema stuck by his party’s line that the massacre was allegedly perpetrated by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, ANC cabinet ministers including suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega and platinum producer Lonmin.

Outgoing public protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela also weighed in, saying she hopes for a speedy settlement for the families of the victims. On Monday mineworkers’ union Amcu said efforts to get government compensation for the affected families and requests for a memorial to be erected with the names of those who died had gone unaddressed.

Here are some tweets from influential South Africans on #RememberMarikana:


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