Protest at Wonderkop inspection

2012-10-02 11:28

Rustenburg - Activists protested at Nkaneng in Wonderkop on Tuesday, during a visit by the judicial commission of inquiry into the Marikana shooting.

"We want justice to be done," said Peter Makena, an activist from the Marikana Support Campaign.

The group flanked the road holding placards as the commissioners and police drove past on their way to Wonderkop Stadium.

They were dressed in a black t-shirts which had the words in red printed on them: "Remember the slain of Marikana".

Said Makena: "We are protesting in silence, but when they get to the hostels we are going to toyi-toyi."

The commission was visiting the area to inspect the living conditions of the miners and the scene of the 16 August shootings during which 34 striking miners were killed in a clash with police.

Makena said the inquiry had to uncover the truth. He said the protesters came from Johannesburg, the Vaal area, and Mpumalanga. The group proceeded to the Wonderkop Stadium singing liberation songs.

  • arm.witmens - 2012-10-02 11:31

    a protest to protest a protest......meh

      Bob - 2012-10-02 11:37

      It’s kind of like an inter-generational poker game where the white guy in the 1600's till the white guy in 1990 was cheating, killing and stealing all the chips from the players of colour. When one white guy died, he handed over the chips to the next white guy (his son) and this is how stolen wealth gets passed on. Now in 1994, it's not good enough to say: "We'll stop cheating, be happy and stop complaining!" No no, you have to give the stolen chips back because that's how justice happens

      Rob.Trianglem - 2012-10-02 12:11

      They want justice!!! Who actually killed first? What about the 2 cops and security gaurds??? But you want justice FFS. What would you do if someone came at you with a deadly weapon? IDIOTS!!

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-10-02 12:28

      Now we have a massive improvement where every asset is now transferred to the Bank of Nkandla.

      anikenvader - 2012-10-02 13:20

      bob - take that chip of your shoulder - this is about blacks killing BLACKS! get it?

      Bob - 2012-10-02 15:06

      @Sean: Are we talking about white South Africa or black South Africa? Let's be honest guys, there's a huge difference between the two. White South Africa has the feel of a european 1st world country whereas black south Africa has the feel or a 3rd world African country. Let's not create a false sense of unity and equality because that is one way of preventing racial equality and justice from happening. Black south Africans and white south African are not in the same boat, far from it in fact. Let’s not deny the truth that this society his heavily stratified along racial lines and that whiteness continue to hold value. Colour-blindness undermines the hard work of all those who are anti racist and wish to end the unjust system of white supremacy.

  • Bob - 2012-10-02 11:36

    Here’s the problem (not for the white man though) with the word “underprivileged”: It's PASSIVE. The black people at the bottom of the economic food chain are the OPRESSSED. They are down there because of oppression. This is why the term "less fortunate" infuriates me. It simply disregards the history of racial subordination and oppression and says that we are "unlucky. It removes the context.

      Billy - 2012-10-02 11:46

      the poor will always play the victim, its part of the psyche why they are there in the first place. only the anc is to blame for these "less fortunate" people at the moment. nobody els. these people protesting will not stop until they are told they were right, and the police was wrong. which we all know is not the case. no excuse for killing 10 people, no excuse for firing on the police. no excuse for continuing to approach the police with weapons in hands.

      raymond.buis.3 - 2012-10-02 12:16

      Copy and paste hey bob. Have seen this exact post by you before. So please stop trolling . Also you obviously have access to a computer/smart phone wow so tough for you.

      Jaap - 2012-10-02 13:00

      It is common course that the “oppressed” did not achieve on their own, they waited for the oppressors to develop and create industry, educational institutions, hospitals’ amenities and businesses. The oppressed did neither invent the wheel nor the wagon. The same “oppressed” reproduced beyond control and now demand ownership of houses, businesses and amenities instead of using their own intellectual capacity and hard work. One doesn't have to be a social historian to observe that all standards including moral and intellectual levels are being dragged down not propelled upwards. Only corruption, murder and rape are propelled upwards. Proof of this is the out of control crime rate and trash heaps that used to be our beautiful cities and towns.

      bobby.boon.18 - 2012-10-02 18:36

      Oppression occurs worldwide its part of reality and part of capitalism poor stay poor rich get richer and middle class battles to survive accept it and live with it you are not the only opressed!!

  • conrad.marshall - 2012-10-02 11:41

    what about justice for the hacked-to-death policemen and non-striking workers that were also killed mmmm.....?

      ally.oh.7 - 2012-10-02 14:00

      And so say all of us. The commission has looked at the site of the slaughter and burning of two people. Now let's see whether anyone will be held responsible and prosecuted. Don't hold your breath.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-10-02 11:57

    Any old excuse for mayhem! Seems like their daily"fix"!

  • andre.vandeventer.16 - 2012-10-02 12:15

    They are absolute professionals when it comes to protesting and disruption. When it comes to building and maintaining they seem to fail dismally!

  • nganguem.victor - 2012-10-02 13:32

    découvrez ça

  • Mike.ntsh2009 - 2012-10-02 13:33

    Someone is making money again. Uniform t-shirts, just after a lunatic sangoma made a fortune. We cry poverty but just don't learn how to spend money wisely. After the protest they will go to shebeens and spend more of the money they don't have - probably sourced from loan sharks.

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