DECLARE 16 AUGUST
SOUTH AFRICAN WORKERS’ DAY
This fateful event forever became known as the Marikana Massacreand has formed the
cornerstone of AMCU’s notion that 16 August should be declared worker’s Day
8th Marikana Commemoration 2020
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) staged the 8th Marikana Massacre Commemoration at the Gracepoint Methodist Church on Sunday, 16 August 2020 under the theme Their Blood Still Cries Out from the Ground. the 8th Commemoration included speakers such as UDM leader General Bantu Holomisa, former DA leader Mmusi Maimane and advocate Dali Mpofu all of whom called for justice on behalf of the victims of Marikana and their families.
Tebogo Mosikili from the AMCU Marikana Trust that the Trust will complete building all the houses for all 44 families by the end of the year 2020.
Advocate Dali Mpofu confirmed the cases that were still pending which included the case of the deceased, the case of the survivors (injured and arrested), the case of the widows, the personal case against President Cyril Ramaphosa, and the case against Lonmin.
The commemoration culminated in a keynote address by AMCU President Joseph Mathunjwa.