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Police officers linked to Marikana deaths due in court

Marikana deaths

Six years after the Marikana massacre, nine police officers will appear in court on Monday.

They face several charges including murder, attempted murder and obstructing justice.

These charges relate to the deaths of four miners during the protests, which continued for several days.

This will be the suspects’ second court appearance.

Marikana deaths

This miner says he and several others had no choice, but to run away from Amcu’s leaders.

“There were threats that we were going to be killed and we decided to resign from our jobs and came back home. Even here in the Eastern Cape, we are not safe. Our comrades are still dying. Two others have already been buried, from Lusikisiki and Libode.”


This miner says they’re facing threats of challenging corruption and demanding an elective conference to replace Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa.

He accuses Mathunjwa of avoiding to deal with issues at hand and addressing challenges. He says instead he [Mathunjwa] would rather accuse those who raise issues of being used by the opposition National Union of Mineworkers (NUM.)

Source: IOL