Ramaphosa needs to put Marikana ghost haunting him and the nation to rest

Like a rabbit caught in the headlights, he says and does nothing to set the record straight, perhaps hoping the furore will ultimately blow over. It won’t

21 August 2022 - 00:01

The Farlam commission of inquiry into the Marikana massacre — which happened 10 years ago this week — laid the blame for the tragedy equally on the role-players: the mineworkers, who, the commission said, enforced an unprotected strike through violence and intimidation; the police, whose ineptitude and use of unnecessary force were responsible for the killings; and the National Union of Mineworkers and Lonmin for insisting workers report for work, putting their lives in danger...

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