While President Jacob Zuma has announced that he is not yet ready to make public the final Farlam Commission of Inquiry report into the Marikana massacre, and police this week arrested two men in connection with the 2012 murder of NUM branch secretary Daluvuyo Bongo, various NGOs, individuals, representatives of the miners’ families as well as the Marikana Support Campaign are determined to keep up pressure. By MARIANNE THAMM.
Three years after the most “shocking, unprecedented, murderous action in the new democratic South Africa” – the killing by police of 34 striking Lonmin miners and the wounding of 78 others at Marikana on August 16, 2012 – the tragedy continues to bleed into headlines as pressure mounts for President Zuma to make the final report of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry public and to act on recommendations.
On Monday, police confirmed that two men, Zenzile Nxenge and Sizakhele Kwazile, had been arrested in connection with the 5 October 2012 murder of Daluvuyo Bongo, a National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) branch secretary the union said was due to present key testimony at the Farlam Commission.
Meanwhile Joseph Mathunjwa, leader of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), has charged that…
Source : Daily Maverick