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AS IT HAPPENED: Mathunjwa calls for electoral system amendment

A remembrance cross made of flowers is seen during the commemoration of the 2012 Marikana massacre. (Felix Dlangamandla, Gallo Images, Beeld, file)
A remembrance cross made of flowers is seen during the commemoration of the 2012 Marikana massacre. (Felix Dlangamandla, Gallo Images, Beeld, file)

Follow News24 journalists Lerato Sejake and Iavan Pijoos live from the commemoration

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16 Aug 2017

They are now praying 

16 Aug 2017

They are now reading the names of those who were killed in 2012 

16 Aug 2017

Lonmin CEO Bennetor Magara is in the audience 

16 Aug 2017

He adds that we need a new education system - one that "liberates" the minds of Africans 

16 Aug 2017

He says Cosatu is a grave

16 Aug 2017

Mthunjwa says there should be two political parties, namely Democrats and Labour Parties. He says the other parties must just look for employment 

16 Aug 2017

He also proposes that there need to be amendments to the electoral system. He says the country needs to elect its president, not political parties 

16 Aug 2017

Mathunjwa says the Constitution doesn't bring food on the table. He says it protects oppressors  

16 Aug 2017

The Amcu leader says five years after the massacre, no one has been punished for it

16 Aug 2017

Mathunjwa announces a trust-fund established for the victims of the massacre 

16 Aug 2017

He says in a capitalist system, workers live under "slave salaries" 

16 Aug 2017

Mathunjwa says denotatively, the 2012 Marikana killings qualify as a massacre. He says the incident is no different to what happened in Sharpeville in 1960

16 Aug 2017

Mathunjwa says the Africa's economy must be returned 

16 Aug 2017

Siphokazi Maraqana sings struggle song "Senzenina" as Mathunjwa takes to the stage

16 Aug 2017

A young woman renders a poem about Mathunjwa. She says "Ahh Gwebindlala" 

16 Aug 2017

EFF leader Julius Malema, Mpofu and Mathunjwa hold hands as they enjoy a gospel song

16 Aug 2017

An imbongi heap praises on Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa

16 Aug 2017

Attendants of the memorial service are now entertained with music 

16 Aug 2017

Amcu announces that it has built a house for the late Marikana strike leader Mgcineni "Mambush" Noki 

16 Aug 2017

Mpofu slams the government's promises of compensation payment as "lies"

16 Aug 2017

Mpofu says there has been no justice, nor has compensation been paid

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Dali Mpofu takes the stand

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Lonmin CEO Ben Magara says AMCU is now majority union at Lonmin, children's education paid for by the company

16 Aug 2017

Grief still visible on the faces of survivors and families after five years
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