Seven years and still no justice for Marikana families

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Johannesburg – The families of the 34 mineworkers killed by police in Marikana are still looking to obtain justice and to be compensated by the government.

This comes as the country Friday marks seven years since the massacre that occurred in the North West mining area.

On Thursday, the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of SA (Seri), representing the families of the dead mineworkers, said that the case around the compensation of the miners was far from being settled.

According to Nomzamo Zondo, its director of litigation, two disputes were delaying the finalisation of the families’ claim from the state.

She said this was due to the fact that the government had not agreed to fulfil demands made by the respective families, which include an apology and the exact amount of damages to be paid.

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