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Last of Lonmin mineworkers buried

2012-09-10 08:00

Johannesburg - The last five of the mineworkers killed during a shooting at Lonmin's mine in Marikana have been buried, the Dispatch Online reported on Monday.

Two of those who died were buried in the Eastern Cape, one in Lesotho and two elsewhere in South Africa, according to the report.

The two men buried in the Eastern Cape were Fezile David and Thembelakhe Mati. They were buried in Mqanduli and Thembelakhe respectively.

Mati apparently died three days after the shooting, hiding in a shack fearing he would be arrested if he sought treatment at a hospital.

His funeral was attended by Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi and Eastern Cape rural development MEC Zoleka Capa.

Mati's cousin, Sicelo Mgulugulu, said Mati supported his children and his extended family, reported the Dispatch Online.

On August 16, police fired on a group of protesting workers from Lonmin's platinum mine, in North West, killing 34 and wounding 78.

Another 10 people were killed earlier that week, including two policemen and two security guards.

Comments
  • michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-09-10 08:12

    They should bury all the Lonmin strikers! How the hell can you expect R12500 salary for being a mine worker and also kill police and security while striking? They just don't want to work! I would have been grateful just to have a damn job! These imbisils did not realise that they have a family to support... Look at them now? Thank you Malema you c@nt! And there were no white miners shot because the only huligans striking were black!!!

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-09-10 08:14

      The white miners were hard at work while this was happening, do what they need to to support their families and bringing food to the table!

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-09-10 08:15

      Everybody these days in the working class earn below standard so no sympathy!

      themba.mkhize.5494 - 2012-09-10 10:03

      First of all get literate because ur statement is uninformed and it seems to me that you r the IMBECILE is this case. The whole reason that these people are on strike is because they seek better living condition and wages so they may be able to survive. If you don’t know what to say, rather keep your comment. You imprudent retard.

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-09-10 10:30

      @ InkingaYabeLungu - SOOOO what you are actually saying is that killing police and security was the right thing to do then? And do you agree that R12500 is the going salary for miners? LOL!!!! You should have been one of those shot during the protest!

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-10 11:21

      These striking miners should go back to school and study maths. When you don't get paid for 6 weeks or more, you never make up the difference the rest of the year, even with a nice increase.

      themba.mkhize.5494 - 2012-09-10 11:25

      Im not justifying the killing, anyways I dont expect you to understand that.

  • emilyjane.elson - 2012-09-10 08:40

    Love how the other 10 killed have become "And another 10..." Been such a hype about the miners but not much about the Police & Security killed. The Miners went looking for trouble and when they found it we must now sympathize. There are better wats to deal with or get your point across.. Police have a right to protect themselves too. You telling me any of you out there, if you were a policeman in that position that day, would've just stood there while being charged and hoped for the best?? I have a family too and mouths to feed.. Seems ok for them to threaten lives but nobody can retaliate? SA - We Protect The Criminal

  • Paul Mphap - 2012-09-10 08:41

    @michael...foolish people includes white/black on their comments...dis is new SA boeta..we nid 2 move on..

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-09-10 08:56

      Tell that to Malema! He provokes whites to do these things!

  • Paul Mphap - 2012-09-10 09:09

    hence stop generalizing, single him out in yr comments cos not all blacks r the same...& not al whites r like u....

  • patrick.erasmus - 2012-09-10 10:00

    I have just seen graphic pictures of what was done before the police opened fire. Security guards with their jaws cut away from their faces, tortured horrifically and being burnt alive. It looks like the police did their job.

  • patrick.erasmus - 2012-09-10 10:01

    I have just seen graphic pictures of what was done before the police opened fire. Security guards with their jaws cut away from their faces, tortured horrifically and being burnt alive. It looks like the police did their job.

  • michael.mathenjwa.1 - 2012-09-10 12:48

    yahlanya wena busturd

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