South Africa's Malema Fans Flames of Mine Killings?
Attempts at a memorial service to honour the slain miners denigrated into a political boxing match. This after residents of the settlement next to the Marikana shaft of the Lonmin mine turned to expelled ruling African National Congress youth league leader Julius Malema who blamed the government for the deadly clashes.
Daily Maverick, 24 August 2012
It was meant to be a memorial service, a ceremony held in honour of the victims of the police shootings in Marikana last week. But the Gauteng Provincial Government's attempt at ... read more »
One of the women at Wonderkop holds up a sign behind Julius Malema, far left, offering a reward for the killing policemen.
Daily Maverick, 20 August 2012
Having been failed by the unions, the platinum company they worked for, and the government, the furious residents of the small squatter camp next to the Marikana shaft of the ... read more »
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Striking Lonmin miners gathered to discuss the deaths of some 34 of their colleagues two days previously. They were addressed by strike leaders and the expelled African National Congress Youth League ... see more »