‘Our leaders have failed us’ – AMCU


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South Africa’s leaders, from Nelson Mandela to Cyril Ramaphosa, have all failed the country. Speaking at the commemoration of the Marikana massacre, AMCU President Joseph Mathunjwa criticised the ANC-led government for not protecting the country’s resources from private companies. A total of 34 miners were killed by the South African Police Service on this day, 10 years ago. They were striking for a living wage. Mathunjwa says that at the advent of democracy in South Africa, the ANC was more focused on political power and positions, than securing the country’s wealth from foreign hands. Mineworkers in South Africa lead dangerous lives, and are often not compensated. Mathunjwa says that there is still no accountability for the atrocities meted out against black South Africans.  Meanwhile, the Mining Affected Communities United in Action wants to engage with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to give affected Marikana miners and their families a platform to address their grievances ten years after the massacre. Miners had gathered outside of Parliament to demand consultation between MPs and the affected mining communities.

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