Families and survivors bitter

26 June 2015 - 02:10 By Penwell Dlamini, Ernest Mabuza and Bongani Fuzile

The Marikana report has been met with bitterness and resentment by the survivors of the massacre and the families of the dead. Mzoxolo Magidiwana, one of the miners injured in the police shootings on August 16 and later arrested for the murder of fellow protesters, last night expressed disappointment at the findings.He believes Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, former minerals and energy minister Susan Shabangu and former police minister Nathi Mthethwa were let off the hook."We still maintain that the president wants to protect people who were influential in the way our fellow workers were killed," Magidiwana said.Elizabeth Maubane, sister of Warrant Officer Tsietsie Monene, who was killed on August 13, said the report was "useless" to her family.Tsietsie was shot three times days before the massacre leaving behind his wife and six children, the youngest two months old.Maubane was fuming last night: "I am extremely angry. I cannot find closure."Nandipha Gunuza, working at Lonmin in the job of her deceased husband, Bonginkosi Yona, said: " We want to know who killed them, who commanded the killings." ..

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