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Marikana celebrates ‘heroes’

MARIKANA, August 16  -The Marikana commemoration at Wonderkop near Rustenburg started on Thursday morning with performances from local artists. The performances ranged from cultural and choral acts to hip-hop. Local group Zayamtefela Cultural Group performed their song called ‘’lalani kahle maqawe akuthi’’ which is Xhosa for ‘’rest in peace our heroes’’. Group members Vuyiswa Mnqinya, Simphiwe Bongo and […]

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Former North West top cop and others back in court for 2012 Marikana Lonmin strike incidents

RUSTENBURG, June 18 (ANA) – Former North West deputy police commissioner Maj-Gen William Mpembe and eight other policemen are due to appear in the North West High Court in Mogwase on Monday on charges relating to the death of mineworkers and others at Lonmin’s platinum mining operations at Marikana near Rustenburg during a violent strike […]