No more empty promises: Marikana victims' families call on Ramaphosa to take action

No more empty promises: Marikana victims' families call on Ramaphosa to take action

The families who lost their loved ones in the Marikana tragedy have called upon President Ramaphosa to make good on his promises.

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Eyewitness News reported during the State of the Nation Address earlier this week, the new head of state vowed the government would compensate the loved ones of the miners, who were killed by law enforcement officials during the infamous Marikana strike in 2012.

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Briefly.co.za learned the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (Seri) said until now, not one of the families they represent had received any form of compensation.

Nomzamo Zondo of Seri said in addition to compensation, they were also demanding a sincere apology.

Zondo said the families were optimistic after Ramaphosa said they wanted to make amends.

However, Zondo added such statements had been made before, but after six years there was nothing to show for the empty promises.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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