Marikana miner's families take police minister to court
The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa's says the families want to be compensated.
JOHANNESBURG - Families of the mineworkers who were killed in Marikana almost three years ago have now filed claims against the minister of police.
During a violent unprotected strike at the North West platinum mine in august 2012, a total of 34 miners were killed.
Three were killed during an altercation with police, while two officers were also killed.
The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa's Kathleen Hardy says the families want to be compensated.
"The families are basically through the civil claims claiming compensation for loss of financial support; also for grief and emotional shock that was caused by the death of their loved ones. They also filed for medical expenses, loss of family life and parental care damages."