Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
2 minute read
18 Aug 2021
7:40 am

Sibanye-Stillwater pushes to get justice for Marikana victims

Brian Sokutu

Since its acquisition of Lonmin in 2019, Sibanye-Stillwater has had to deal with the socio-economic aftermath of the Marikana massacre.

The rocky outcrop at Marikana where 34 miners were gunned down by police in August 2012. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu/African News Agency

In a bid to ensure the prosecution of those implicated in the killing of 44 people in Marikana nine years ago, including 34 striking mineworkers massacred by police, global mining giant Sibanye-Stillwater is seeking to collaborate with non-governmental organisations to get justice for the victims. Despite the damning findings of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, government has taken flak for law enforcement agencies’ failure to prosecute those behind South Africa’s first post-apartheid massacre. The inquiry questioned former national police commissioner Riah Phiyega’s fitness to hold office and found the police had fired live ammunition from R-5 rifles at striking workers...