- President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken to social media to share a post in honour of the miners who were killed in the Marikana Massacre
- Ramaphosa described the tragedy - which happened seven years ago today - as the "darkest moment" in our democracy
- Social media users were left divided by the post, with some blaming the president for the massacre
On Friday, President Cyril Ramaphosa took to social media to share a message in honour of the seventh anniversary of the tragic Marikana massacre.
The South African head of state dubbed the massacre the darkest moment in the country's democracy and he vowed that such a tragedy would never befall the nation again.
"The Marikana tragedy stands out as the darkest moment in the life of our young democracy. Today we remember our 44 compatriots who lost their lives in Marikana seven years ago this week. Never again can we allow such a tragedy to befall our nation," his post read.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the tweet left South Africans largely divided. Some accused Ramaphosa of being the reason for the massacre while others defended the president.
Social media user, @PamelaSalalah, commented:"'young' democracy? In this 'young' democracy the ANC has single handedly, irrevocably brought this country and it's citizens to its knees. Learn a new word, please."
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