- Today marks the 8th anniversary of the Marikana massacre where 34 mineworkers tragically lost their lives
- Social media has been flooded with messages paying tribute to those mineworkers and their families
- Very little has been done to bring justice to the families who lost their loved ones on that tragic day in 2012
South Africa commemorates the 8th anniversary of the Marikana massacre on the 16th of August 2020.
Tributes have flooded social media as people look back on that tragic day when 34 striking mineworkers died at the hands of the police.
Briefly.co.za learned that since Augst 2012, when the incident took place very little has been done to bring justice to the families who lost loved ones on that day.
Here are some reactions from South Africans:
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has offered to help the victims of the Marikana massacre to get justice.
Madonsela will use her position as Stellenbosch University’s Law Trust Chair in Social Justice to help the victims.
The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of SA (Seri) expressed their dissatisfaction with the progress of securing justice for the families of the 34 victims of the Marikana massacre.
Since August 16, 2012, no police have been prosecuted for the Marikana massacre according to IOL.
Madonsela acknowledged that there is a lot of anger and frustration due to the lack of action.
”Regarding helping Bapo ba Mogale and the people of Marikana get justice both criminally and administratively we are happy at the social justice chair at Stellenbosch University to be part of this,” she promised.
In other news, President Cyril Ramaphosa is once again on the receiving end of some less than flattering comments from Julius Malema.
In an explosive social media post, the Economic Freedom Fighter boss dubbed SA's leader nothing less than a b*stard:
"Ramaphosa is the b*stard, and there's nothing all of you, including him, can do."
Briefly.co.za reported that Malema had first uttered the insult on Monday during a speech at a Black Lives Matter protest.
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