Amcu president did his best - Marikana report

2015-06-25 19:14


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Johannesburg - The Marikana commission of inquiry found that Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa did his best to persuade striking mineworkers to leave the koppie before the shooting on August 16 2012, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

However, the commission found that the union did not have effective control over its members.

"The commission has found that officials of Amcu did not exercise effective control over Amcu members... in ensuring that their conduct was lawful and it did not endanger the lives of others," he said.

"They sang provocative songs and made inflammatory remarks which tended to aggravate an already volatile situation."

Zuma was reading a summary of the findings from the commission.

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