Marikana miners’ massacre and the development of an independent inquiry in South Africa

marikanaPublic meeting at the London Regional Headquarters of Unite at 33-37 Moreland Street, London, EC1V 8BB on Thursday 15 September from 6.30-8.30pm.

The NGO War on Want has organised a speaking tour on the fourth anniversary of the Marikana Miners’ massacre – with the aim of gathering wider international support for an independent South African civil society inquiry into the massacre.
This inquiry is getting off the ground in South Africa, with input from the trade unions, other civil society bodies, and the families of the victims.

As you will know, no-one has been brought to justice for the police killing of 34 miners on strike for a living wage, that took place in August 2012 at Marikana. The mining company involved in the massacre is the UK-owned Lonmin, so we have a special responsibility in the UK workers’ movement to support the fight for justice over Marikana.

War on Want has invited Trevor Ngwane, a leading member of the Marikana Support Campaign to come over for the tour.  He has been central to getting the independent inquiry into Marikana off the ground.

A public meeting at the London Regional Headquarters of Unite at 33-37 Moreland Street, London, EC1V 8BB on Thursday 15 September from 6.30-8.30pm.

 

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