Chabane to lead Marikana committee

2012-08-19 17:00
Marikana violence.

Marikana violence.

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Johannesburg - The inter-ministerial committee to co-ordinate support for families and relatives of the Marikana mine shooting, will be lead by the minister in the presidency, Collins Chabane.

Other committee members are North West Premier Thandi Modise and the ministers of mineral resources Susan Shabangu, police Nathi Mthethwa, social development Bathabile Dlamini, co-operative governance Richard Baloyi, labour Mildred Oliphant, defence and military veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, health Aaron Motsoaledi, state security Siyabonga Cwele, and home affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

The presidency said the committee would visit Marikana on Monday.

"They will co-ordinate and lead all support to families and relatives including the identification of family members, counselling and burials."

The terms of reference and members of a separate judicial commission of inquiry would be announced in a few days, presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

In addition, President Jacob Zuma declared the week starting on Monday a period of mourning for the 44 people, including two police officers and 34 mineworkers, killed in violence at Lonmin's Marikana mine.

It is also for the eight members of the community-based anti-stock theft group called Isikebhe, who were ambushed and killed in Pomeroy near Msinga in KwaZulu-Natal.

From August 20 to 26 flags would fly at half mast at all flag stations in South Africa and missions outside the country.

On Thursday, August 23, memorial services would be held around the country.

"We must avoid finger-pointing and recrimination. We must unite against violence from whatever quarter. We must reaffirm our belief in peace, stability and order and in building a caring society free of crime and violence," the presidency said.

*Sapa earlier incorrectly referred to the committee as an inter-ministerial commission of inquiry. 

- SAPA
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