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Political hyenas hijacked Marikana

22 August 2012, 14:02

The expelled ANCYL president Julius Malema & his friends have gone to Lonmin and address the employees post the massacre of Marikana. He went there on his personal capacity and his presence on its own has calm the situation at Marikana because his was criticizing the current leader and the president and surely that didn’t go down well with the president.

In retaliation the president orders his cabinet the following days to show sympathies with employees & mitigate the situation. In the same vein the Lonmin management gave the employees an ultimatum to return to work or faces layoffs.

Parliamentarian of the opposition parties have lambasted and the ministers and the executive management of the Lonmin to tender their resignation following their failures to control and avoid the situation in Marikana.

The commission of enquiry will be set up to investigate the root cause of the strike that lead to losses of life even if it is alleged that the was disputes between two labour unions at the mine. Once the report of the commission has being finalizes the president will study the report and apply his mind. Julius Malema went to the nearest police station to lay criminal charges against all the police officers who took centre stage in killing the employees of Lonmin.

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If this is anything to go by regarding the road to Mangaung and we view it in the same light as people who are advocating and envisaging presidential second term as the ANC president.  Zuma has the sleepless night because the manner in which his handling the situation between him and Malema. Malema has an up hand because he has being proactive and a self-starter, while Zuma was inactive always doing what his known of doing which is consulting and indecisive of which we all know is time consuming.  I’m sure this has not painted a good picture of him considering the critic that was made against him during Malema’s address of employees.  Malema said “Year in and year out in every December Zuma get married holding his shield & arrow in the presence of police official but one is killed. They (ANC) only need you or came to you (Lonmin employees) when they need you vote and after that they forgot all about you.”

 Surely those employees can relate to Malema because he is using the practical approach that is not foreign to them. The government is not saying anything about the ultimatum that was issued against employees who are not reporting to work instead the Minister in presidency of Monitoring and Evaluation Collen Shangau pledged to support any memorial service that will be taking place across the country and he also pleaded with anyone not turn the memorial into political score. On the other hand Malema is empathizing with the bereaved families and employees of Lonmin while pushing the demand of the employees even if it’s far fetched. The Marikana massacre has prove that when ever there is poor leadership and human error of judgment anarchy and lawlessness will prevail.               

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