‘Union leader’s inflammatory language caused Marikana tragedy’

2012-11-30 17:01

The Marikana Commission of Inquiry has heard that the tragedy of August 16 could have been avoided if a union leader had not used inflammatory language during his address to striking workers earlier that day.

The commission has seen video clips of Mathunjwa addressing the workers on August 16, saying the economy of the country was still in white hands and that the employers were growing rich on the labour of workers who were not paid well.

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