Marikana: Still waiting for an apology

On the eve of the fourth commemoration of the Marikana massacre, church and union leaders say not much has changed in the lives of the workers.

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The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union's (AMCU) president, Jospeh Mathunjwa, Advocate Dali Mpofu, and Bishop Jo Seoka addressed media Monday morning ahead of tomorrow's commemoration.

44 people were killed during a strike at Lonmin's Marikana mine in 2012.

These leaders say the workers still have the same struggle.

Bisho Seoka said miners still work under dangerous conditions and says over the past four year all they've seen is, what he calls, cosmetic changes.

He says this month's municipal elections - where the ANC lost support particularly in the Madibeng Municipality - showed people have had enought of their daily living conditions.

"I think the elections we've just had reflect the anger of the people. They are making a strong statement that we've been waiting for something to be done in Ikageng, we've been waiting for something to be done in the Madibeng area and very little is there to show," he said.

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