Women protest outside court for miners

2012-08-20 11:33

Garankuwa - Around 100 women arrived at the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court outside Pretoria on Monday where more than 250 protesters were expected to appear for public violence at the Lonmin mine in Marikana, North West.

One woman, Nombulelo Jali, 37, wept hysterically. She said police did not know what happened to her husband Themba Khalo Jali, 40, who she says was arrested on Thursday.

"I have come all the way from Harding in KwaZulu-Natal but we can't find him. We have frantically searched everywhere and we can't locate him. Police took him," said Jali.

Police officers approached the group of women and asked them to vacate the court premises.
Some police wore protective helmets and shields and carried batons.

Four Nyalas drove into the court premises.

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-08-20 11:47

    Its a pity that these Women did not protest earlier, to their Husbands, about getting into this situation.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-20 12:25

      How many families will be left devastated and destitute because of this irrational uprising? The union leaders and Juju should be held responsible - not to forget the stupid sangomas.

  • peter.ndamase - 2012-08-20 11:57

    Maybe the women should ask the Sangoma where exactly can they locate the husbands, since the sangoma was responsible in making them invincible!!!

      Desilusionada - 2012-08-20 12:07

      And invisible probably as well. This whole thing (from start to end) is starting to become a circus. Pull a tent over it and you got it. Wild Animals, The Clown (we all know who he is), Conjurers, Jugglers the lot... And is the media trying for their own Black Knight?..........

  • malungisa.samuel - 2012-08-20 12:05

    i told everyone if zuma is still incharge we will c a lot of blood flowing like water zuma is useless he suppose to adress the crowd he went to hospital for what people are dying like a flies and im very dissappointed to see my eastern cape those who support liar i support Malema we must terminate or march straigth to tell zuma must step down this thing nerver happened to SA 34 people die like that iwas a security we went to cape town people were breaking the shop but SAPS never shoot us they just use teargas zuma is zero

      theo.schoeman.71 - 2012-08-20 12:11

      malungisa.samuel .... be sureif you support Malema things will get a hundred times worse. Please relaise that people must start to support leaders that is educated !!

      stompie.mcgwapspap - 2012-08-20 12:21

      .,.,.,.,? ! . ,

      kala.bafazi - 2012-08-20 12:33

      Did Malema write that for you???

      rob.bayliss.94 - 2012-08-20 12:53

      malungisa: break a shop...expect police to use whatever is needed to stop you...including as a last resort a bullet! You had better learn to respect other people and their property!

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-08-20 12:10

    Again I say, you go to war there will be casualties on both sides. find the initial stirrer behind this violence and look to that person who provoked these strikers into a frenzy. Sorry ladies, the sangoma also gave your men the wrong impression so hold him responsible, take this matter up with him.

  • stompie.mcgwapspap - 2012-08-20 12:20

    Lol!! My dear Nombulelo Jali, 37. You need R500 to bail your husband out of Jail.

  • olebogeng.diratsagae - 2012-08-20 12:29

    plis dont kill them ke kgwedi ya bo mme hleng

  • andre.vandeventer.16 - 2012-08-20 13:04

    What about the women protesters who also protested armed with weapons at the mine a day before the shoot-out? They just want to protest, not work!

  • ndou.miranda - 2012-08-20 13:25

    Pity shame, but their husbands decided to be violet and the situation became out control. I mean the war that took place was unnecessary.Many souls where cut short, now the states has a other problem at hand that they need to deal with,like feeding the families of the late mines as well as the police man who were killed. This is just a sad story!

  • luke.dekoker - 2012-08-20 13:26

    I wonder if all of showerhead's wives will be there?

  • Thoughtsandstuff - 2012-08-20 14:29

    The police, who are currently 'managed' by the ANC, have done the right thing in arresting these protestors Mrs. Jali. Whether you like it or not, your husband made a choice to join this bunch of hooligans, and because he was engaged in criminal activity, he has been treated like a criminal. The police, for once, are not the scoundrels here.

  • Amanda - 2012-08-20 14:33

    If that E News reporter says one more time that the women are looking for their "loved ones" outside Court I will surely be sick. Their dear "loved ones" are in the chink because they are nothing but criminals. Please E News I am so sick of your one sided reporting. How about interviewing the relatives of the murdered 2 Policemen and 2 Security Guards and the other Mine workers?? Let us hear how they feel about this murderous mob. The one poor victim had his lips and tongue cut out, another had the skull of an animal carved onto his body. Are these the actions of civilised people?? I think not. Do not refer to them as "loved ones".

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