Zuma arrives in Marikana

2012-08-22 13:33
Police outside Lonmin's Marikana mine (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Police outside Lonmin's Marikana mine (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Rustenburg - President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Marikana to address striking mine workers.

Zuma arrived in a convoy of armoured police vehicles which were booed by crowds gathered on an open field near where 34 mineworkers were killed by police last week.

The crowd of about 1 000 demanded that scores of police vehicles in the area move away before they would listen to Zuma.

The president was flanked by ministers appointed to the task team and North West Premier Thandi Modise.

Order was restored after police moved out of sight.

Yesterday, a miner told ministers: “We had faith in our government ... but President Jacob Zuma never even came to us, to hear how we are surviving bullets.”
Read more on:    lonmin  |  thandi modise  |  jacob zuma  |  mahikeng  |  mining  |  strikes  |  mining unrest

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