- President Cyril Ramaphosa has been in talks with AMCU and NUM over a visit to Marikana
- This comes as the president seeks to fulfill a promise he made to visit the site of the tragedy
- However, citizens have felt Ramaphosa's absence today as the country pays tribute to those who perished seven years ago
The Presidency has been in consultation with both the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and the National Union of Mineworkers.
This comes as President Cyril Ramaphosa undertakes to visit the site of the Marikana tragedy, as promised in Parliament earlier this year, reports IOL:
“The presidency is finalising consultations with all stakeholders including Amcu and NUM on an appropriate time and date for President Ramaphosa to visit Marikana to assess the implementation of the recommendations of the Marikana commission of inquiry."
Ramaphosa, who is currently in Tanzania on a working visit, has been critisied for an email sent the day before the incident, Briefly.co.za gathered.
His absence has not gone unnoticed by South Africans, many of whom felt that today would have been the most appropriate time for him to fulfill his promise and pay respect to those who lost their lives.
Take a look at some of the responses from social media below:
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