Last of Lonmin mineworkers buried

2012-09-10 08:00
Lonmin miners in Marikana. (Felix Dlangamandla, Beeld)

Lonmin miners in Marikana. (Felix Dlangamandla, Beeld)

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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.

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