Protesters outside the UK mining company Lonmin, are demanding an apology for Marikana miner massacre.The company’s London Annual General Meeting (AGM) recently attracted protesters demanding the company be held responsible for the incident dubbed the “Marikana Massacre” when South African police shot 34 striking mine workers on August 2012.
“We would like the shareholders to hear the narrative that is likely to die if it’s not retold now and again. We would like to see the shareholders to take responsibility for ethical investment so that their money is used for developmental reasons, rather than destruction of human life and environment,” said a South African Bishop, Dr Johannes Seoka.
A nearly three-year long commission of inquiry in 2015 found Lonmin, police and unions were responsible for the killings.
The Bishop said they are demanding a structure, a monument that will have names and pictures of the deceased.
“We are demanding that they do something to accommodate about thirty thousand workers who live in tin shacks without clean water and access to electricity,” Seoka added.