South Africa 13.12.2016 10:20 am

Amcu happy about govt’s ‘acknowledgement’ of Marikana

But they say the money to be paid out to Marikana victims and families will not be enough to help those affected heal properly.

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Tuesday morning welcomed the news that government has finally acknowledged the tragic events that led to 44 people being brutally killed in Marikana in 2012.

Addressing the media, Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa said they were still concerned that police officers who were involved in the killings of mineworkers on August 16, 2012, had never been brought to book.

“The Farlam commission failed to find answers in terms of who gave an order for someone to pull the trigger in Marikana.

“We are demanding that a commission of inquiry be set up to really investigate and tell the truth about who those people are, who gave the instruction for mineworkers to be killed,” Mathunjwa said.

He stressed that the money to be paid out to Marikana victims and families would not be enough to help those affected heal properly.

 

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