WORLD S.Africa's Ramaphosa wants Marikana massacre 'atonement' role


S.Africa's Ramaphosa wants Marikana massacre 'atonement' role


21:56, February 20, 2018

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Tuesday he wants a role in "healing and atonement" following the 2012 massacre of 34 striking miners at a company where he was a director.


People commemorate the fifth anniversary of the massacre in Marikana last year. AFP photo

"I would like to use this opportunity to address what role I played in my capacity as a Lonmin director in the events of that tragic week," said Ramaphosa in an address to parliament in Cape Town. "I am determined to play whatever role I can in the process of healing and atonement for what happened at Marikana."

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