Marikana miners and support groups continued to plead for funding for Dali Mpofu's legal team on Thursday. They plan to march to the Union Buildings to ask: why can't the state see the need to fund the victims of the tragedy? By GREG NICOLSON.
"We want to see the government because we want to talk about the legal team that represent us. It doesn't matter how they are paid but they must be paid by the state," said injured mineworker Mzoxolo Magidiwana, who is still on crutches, on Thursday.
"Even if they go to the mashonisas or micro lenders the government can do that but we want our lawyers to be paid. We want the truth. We want it known who actually caused all these problems."
Magidiwana joined the Marikana Support Campaign, Citizens For Marikana, Bishop Jo Seoka and Marikana Women's Movement to give an update on efforts to secure funding for advocate Dali Mpofu's legal team representing the 270 injured and arrested mineworkers at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry. The groups plan to march to the Union Buildings on 12 September to urge President Jacob Zuma to provide funding for the miners, as the state has to its legal...