5 families arrive for Marikana hearings

2012-10-03 15:29

Rustenburg - Family members of five mineworkers killed during strikes at the Lonmin platinum mine in August arrived at the inquiry on Wednesday.

Marikana commission of inquiry chair Ian Farlam asked for the five people's names to be read out.

They stood as their family member's name was read. Farlam expressed his condolences to the family.

One of the names read was that of a police officer.

  • keith.recore - 2012-10-03 15:50

    imperative that families of those killed including miners, police, security guards and councillor be present, heard, respected and not made a financial burden for them to be in attendance.

      keith.recore - 2012-10-04 01:43

      So they, the country and even the world can see there is an honest attempt to right a wrong, so that they can see perhaps an attempt to improve the general well being of all citizens and that indeed the government takes human life in South Africa seriously. At some point someone has to take a stand against treating humans with such disdain, whether it be the police against miners or miners against other miners/security guards, somehow, someway this behaviour must end, perhaps this commission is the beginning of the end of this lack of concern for human life and conditions and many families are living the effect directly from Marikana and indirectly from pervasive arrogance from the governing.

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