Memorial Lecture: 8th Marikana Commemoration 2020
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMUC), hosted the 8th Commemoration Marikana Massacre Memorial Lecture on 15 August 2020, honouring the lives of the 34 mineworkers who lost their lives when they were massacred by the SAPS on the tragic event of 16 August 2012. The commemoration, hosted in Sandton featured Wits University’s Professor Noor Nieftagodien as the keynote speaker as well as Adil Nchabeleng, Transform RSA President as a guest speaker
In his address, Professor Noor said “It is important to remember the heroes who died during the plight for a R12 500 wage. It is equally important to remember that what followed were lies, cover-ups and commissions. These have not led to any justice, convictions or trials of the mine bosses who were at the heart of this wage dispute.” Nchabeleng said he would continue supporting AMCU in their efforts to comfort the families and loved ones of the deceased workers. “Even though the Mining Charter compels mines to take an active role in the upliftment and development of host communities,the people of Marikana continue to live in squalor while the company that mines their land takes profits out of the country,” said Nchabeleng.