Family of Marikana massacre victim accepts R3.9 million payout

SAPS says government has offered R29,5 million in total to dependents of miners killed in the platinum belt in August 2012.

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

JOHANNESBURG - The family of one of the miners who died in the Marikana massacre has accepted a payout of R3,9 million from government.

SAPS legal services official Sally Khan says the deceased miner had seven dependents, who sued for loss of support.

Updating Parliament's police committee on compensation claims, Khan says government has offered R29,5 million to dependents of miners killed in the platinum belt during the wave of violence in August 2012.

“A total amount of R29,544,706 was offered without prejudice basis to those dependents in law to support as a result of the death of the deceased miners.”