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Marikana Massacre: Ramaphosa and His Government Ordered to Apologize to Victims

President Cyril Ramaphosa and his government has been given up to Monday 31st August 2020 by the legal team representing the families of the Marikana massacre to apologize to the victims and compensate them.

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) held a commemoration of the tragedy at the Gracepoint Methodist Church in Midrand on Sunday, 16 August 2020.

Advocate Dali Mpofu said an apology from the government and Ramaphosa was more important than money.

We’re going to take this matter up against him personally and against his government. If you ask me on 1 September if they have complied or not, in fact the clients are being generous, nobody must blame us about what will follow”, Mpofu said.

“Actually, the issue of an apology is more important to them than the money because they want closure. We appeal to Ramaphosa to stop taking technical points in his capacity as president of the country.

I have been asked by the people we represent to say we are giving them until the end of August – if they have not compensated these people, we are going to see what we do about that”, he added.