The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) through its party leader Julius Malema have opened a court case against President Cyril Ramaphosa over what they call complicity to murder workers in Marikana in 2012.
34 striking mine-workers were killed during a shooting by police in Marikana, North West Province on 16 August 2012. The protesting miners were demanding a wage increase at the Lonmin platinum mine. The South African Police Service (SAPS) authorities claimed its officers had been under attack by a group of mine-workers armed with dangerous weapons.
EFF says the massacre of those miners happened due to President Ramaphosa’s complicit.
“The EFF opened a criminal case against the police and against Cyril Ramaphosa for his complicity to murder workers in Marikana in 2012, and there is still no progress and no update on what the South African Police Service has done about this case,” the EFF said.