SABC footage used to show events leading to Marikana massacre

SABC news video footage was used in court to depict visuals of some of the events that saw two police officers and three miners losing their lives in Marikana. The video was shown after one taken by retired police video operator Warrant Officer Rapheso Masinya on 13 August 2012, prior to the Marikana massacre. In […]

Court orders IPID to get Marikana video footage from SABC

The North West High Court has ordered investigators from the Independent Police Investigative Directorate to request footage from the SABC of what transpired in Marikana on the 13th of August in 2012, when five people were killed. Lawyers representing former North West deputy police commissioner William Mpembe and his five co-accused, requested that video be […]

Police officer arrested for allegedly raping his brother’s girlfriend

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has arrested a South African Police Service officer for allegedly raping his brother’s girlfriend. The policeman was taken into custody in Delft on Monday following the incident which is alleged to have occurred over the weekend. The victim reported she was at a party at her boyfriend’s house and […]

Stranded Marikana residents having S.e.x in community hall while everyone is watching

Residents have been urged not to poke in front of other people! Residents of Marikana squatter camp in Cape Town have been living at Lower Crossroads Community Hall, Their squatter camp was affected by heavy rains. They accused each other of poking inside the hall, thinking others were fast asleep! Community leader Xolani Thukwayo told […]

Heartless man kills his girlfriend, wakes up her mom to see his works

The heartless killer woke up his girlfriend’s mum Vuyiswa Mnyaka this morning at her home in Marikana kasi in Joe Slovo, Port Elizabeth to show her how he’d killed her daughter, Ayanda Mnyaka. Vuyiswa (51) said, “At 5.17 am, my daughter’s boyfriend, with hands and clothes covered in blood, knocked at my house. He told […]

Scars of 2012 massacre still there, says Marikana survivor who is charged of murder

Eight years after the Marikana shootings that left 34 people dead, former Lonmin miner Mzoxolo Magidiwana says for the first time since that fateful day, the miners are not gathering at the scene of the bloodshed to avoid breaking the law. Magidiwana told SowetanLIVE’s sister publication TimesLIVE that when police had shot him seven times […]

Still no justice for Marikana Victims 8 years later – #MarikanaMassacre

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Unions (Amcu) said the dependents of the 34 workers slain in Marikana on this day, eight years ago, were failed by Lonmin. Amcu is expected to hold a commemoration on Sunday for the miners who died in the Marikana Massacre. The workers came under a hail of bullets during […]

Organiser of Marikana rally murdered – NUM

Violence continues to plague Marikana. This weekend, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is holding a rally. It’s the first time since the massacre of 2012 that it’s hosting such an event in this part of North West. #MarikanaRally We call on all workers, regardless of affiliation, to come out in support of ending the […]

Sibanye-Stillwater to cut over 5,000 jobs at Marikana

Sibanye-Stillwater is set to retrench over five thousand workers at its Marikana operations. This forms part of the company’s restructuring at the loss-making mine. Sibanye-Stillwater bought the mine in June this year. It’s also dealing with a deadlock in wage negotiations with AMCU after the union declared a wage dispute in the platinum belt.   […]

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Talks ongoing for President Cyril Ramaphosa to visit Marikana – Cosatu

While on the campaign trail in the Eastern Cape in 2017, Ramaphosa indicated his desire to visit the mining town, where 34 people died. Trade union federation Cosatu is engaging with the Office of the President for President Cyril Ramaphosa to visit Marikana in October, its deputy general secretary, Solly Phetoe, said. Phetoe added a […]