34°C / 20°C
  • Sun
  • 34°C
  • 20°C
  • Mon
  • 32°C
  • 20°C
  • Tue
  • 33°C
  • 18°C
  • Wed
  • 27°C
  • 19°C
  • Thu
  • 29°C
  • 18°C
  • Fri
  • 31°C
  • 18°C
  • Sun
  • 23°C
  • 17°C
  • Mon
  • 23°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 25°C
  • 17°C
  • Wed
  • 33°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 27°C
  • 19°C
  • Fri
  • 23°C
  • 17°C
  • Sun
  • 29°C
  • 23°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 22°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 21°C
  • Wed
  • 24°C
  • 21°C
  • Thu
  • 25°C
  • 22°C
  • Fri
  • 28°C
  • 23°C
  • Sun
  • 23°C
  • 17°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 16°C
  • Tue
  • 20°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 18°C
  • Thu
  • 24°C
  • 18°C
  • Fri
  • 23°C
  • 17°C
  • Sun
  • 32°C
  • 18°C
  • Mon
  • 32°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 33°C
  • 19°C
  • Wed
  • 31°C
  • 19°C
  • Thu
  • 31°C
  • 18°C
  • Fri
  • 29°C
  • 17°C
  • Sun
  • 32°C
  • 17°C
  • Mon
  • 33°C
  • 18°C
  • Tue
  • 33°C
  • 20°C
  • Wed
  • 27°C
  • 20°C
  • Thu
  • 28°C
  • 19°C
  • Fri
  • 30°C
  • 19°C
  • Sun
  • 23°C
  • 14°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 28°C
  • 14°C
  • Wed
  • 35°C
  • 18°C
  • Thu
  • 29°C
  • 17°C
  • Fri
  • 23°C
  • 17°C
  • Sun
  • 24°C
  • 18°C
  • Mon
  • 23°C
  • 18°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 17°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 19°C
  • Thu
  • 25°C
  • 19°C
  • Fri
  • 24°C
  • 18°C
  • Sun
  • 34°C
  • 21°C
  • Mon
  • 34°C
  • 20°C
  • Tue
  • 36°C
  • 22°C
  • Wed
  • 33°C
  • 21°C
  • Thu
  • 32°C
  • 19°C
  • Fri
  • 30°C
  • 20°C
  • Sun
  • 36°C
  • 22°C
  • Mon
  • 36°C
  • 21°C
  • Tue
  • 37°C
  • 21°C
  • Wed
  • 34°C
  • 24°C
  • Thu
  • 34°C
  • 22°C
  • Fri
  • 31°C
  • 20°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 15°C
  • Tue
  • 25°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 31°C
  • 18°C
  • Thu
  • 28°C
  • 18°C
  • Fri
  • 23°C
  • 18°C
  • Sun
  • 33°C
  • 18°C
  • Mon
  • 33°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 34°C
  • 19°C
  • Wed
  • 32°C
  • 19°C
  • Thu
  • 28°C
  • 18°C
  • Fri
  • 30°C
  • 18°C

Govt. to deal with Lonmin shooting

President Jacob Zuma says he will leave no stone unturned in dealing with the shooting at the Lonmin mine.

President Jacob Zuma visits injured mineworkers at Lonmin's Marikana mine on Friday evening, 17 August 2012. Expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema visited the mine on Saturday calling for the resignation of Zuma.A total of 34 people were killed in a shootout that erupted near the mine when police tried to disperse striking miners. Picture: GCIS.
President Jacob Zuma,Marikana,Lonmin,Lonmin protest,Lonmin shooting,Marikana protest,violence in Marikana,Deaths at Lonmin Marikana mine,Deaths at Lonmin Marikana mine,protests in Marikana,Lonmin Massacre,Lonmin mine deaths,police shooting at Lonmin,Juju at Marikana,ANCYL leaders visit Lonmins Marikana mine,ANCYL leaders visit Lonmins Marikana mine,Lonmin death toll rises,Jacob Zuma visits Marikana mine,Cosatu condemns Lonmin attacks
Local Politics Business

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma on Sunday announced plans to deal with the situation at Lonmin's Marikana Mine in the North West, following the death of 44 people. 

Last Thursday, 34 people were killed and 78 others injured when police opened fire on striking workers.

When clashes initially erupted two weeks ago, 10 people inclusing two police officers and two security guards were killed.

Zuma, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and police commissioner Riah Phiyega visited the mine over the weekend.

The president has since appointed an inter-ministerial committee which will be led by Performance Monitoring Minister Collins Chabane. 

Chabane’s spokesperson Harold Maloka said the committee’s task is to take care of the families affected by the shooting. 

“It will also assist families to make sure they receive counseling and all the burials are done properly.” 

Zuma is also expected to announce a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate the cause of the shooting. 

On Sunday, the president declared a week of mourning, with flags expected to fly at half mast throughout the country. 

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu on Monday said the grievances raised by workers at Lonmin's Marikana Mine could not be ignored. 

Shabangu said such violence would not be tolerated.

“Strikes in South Africa are regulated. These were spontaneous. What we don’t agree with are illegal strikes which come with violence and lead to loss of lives."

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus