EFF accuses City of CT of ‘blocking’ its Marikana commemoration

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Marikana massacre.

FILE: Crosses on the koppie in Marikana, where 34 miners were killed in a standoff with police on 16 August 2012. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Western Cape has accused the City of Cape Town of blocking its Marikana commemoration in Sea Point earlier today.

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Marikana massacre.



EFF supporters gathered at the Sea Point Promenade, to plant crosses which bore the names of the 34 striking Marikana miners who were killed by police four years ago.



But the city slapped the party with a R1,000 fine.

The party's Bernard Joseph says, "From the EFF's side, the protest consisted of less than 15 people and that's why we did not apply for permission."



But the city says the EFF was in contravention of its public parks by-laws.