National Assembly Q&A: Ramaphosa explains why he hasn't visited Marikana victims' families

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Widows and family members of the 34 slain miners gather to observe the sixth anniversary of the Marikana in 2018.
Widows and family members of the 34 slain miners gather to observe the sixth anniversary of the Marikana in 2018.
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Nine years after police gunned down 34 Marikana mineworkers, President Cyril Ramaphosa maintains that complexities have prevented him from visiting the victims' families.

"It's very complex, it's very emotional and needs to be dealt with in a sensitive way. These are the issues at play. They are not easy. There are so many... I live in the hope that answers will be found, even beyond just the socio-economic issues," he said.

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