(Nardus Engelbrecht, Sapa)
Johannesburg - A woman EFF activist from Marikana in the
North West is heading to Parliament.
"Yes, we have her because of her leadership qualities.
She was nominated to go," Economic Freedom Fighters spokesperson Mbuyiseni
Ndlozi said on Tuesday.
"She was active in Marikana, she mobilised women in
He could not comment further on Primrose Sonti and referred
enquiries to her.
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Sonti told Sapa her son Meshack Mzilikazi was one of a large
group of Lonmin mineworkers initially arrested for murder and attempted murder
relating to the deaths of miners in August 2012 during a strike and a clash
The charges against them were later withdrawn and the Farlam
Commission of Inquiry was set up to investigate the deaths of 44 people at
Marikana, near Rustenburg, during the strike-related unrest in August 2012.
On 16 August, police shot dead 34 people, mostly protesting
miners, and at least 78 miners were wounded when police fired on a group
gathered at a hill near the mine while trying to disarm and disperse them.
In the preceding week 10 people, including two policemen and
two security guards, were killed in strike-related violence.
Sonti said she could not comment on her move to Parliament.
According to The New Age, Sonti used to live in a corrugated
iron shack but is now set to receive a salary of R80 000 a month, free
accommodation, and free flights to attend Parliament.