Marikana commission finds Lonmin failed to respond to violence

2015-06-25 19:17
Economist Dick Forslund and Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa. (Thomas Hartleb, News24)

Economist Dick Forslund and Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa. (Thomas Hartleb, News24)

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Johannesburg - The Marikana Commission has found the Lonmin failed to ensure the safety of its workers and did not do its best to resolve the dispute with striking workers, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

"The commission found that Lonmin did not use its best endeavours to resolve the disputes that arose between itself and its workers who participated in the unprotected strike... and between the strikers and workers who did not participate in the strike," he said, summarising the commission's report.

"It also did not respond appropriately to the threat of and outbreak of violence.

"Lonmin also failed to employ sufficient safeguards and measures to ensure the safety of its employees."

He said the commission found that Lonmin also insisted that its employees were who not striking should come to work when it knew it was not in the position to protect them from strikers.

"It also criticised Lonmin's undertaking with regards to social and labour plans.

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