Tension persists in Marikana - Bishop Seoka

Bishop Joe Seoka of the Anglican Church says tensions remain in Marikana because of delays in Government's pronouncement's to better the lives of people following the massacre four years ago.

This comes after the police department said government is ready to pay families of 34 miners who were killed during Marikana massacre in 2012. President Jacob Zuma has threatened to suspend Lonmin's mining rights if a timeline for proper housing is not forthcoming.

Even though the President has taken this position, there are widows in particular who have lost bread winners.. Lonmin made promises even for the education of these children and this hasn't been monitored in a satisfactory way.

Bishop Joe Seoka

People are expecting a public apology and that goes with actions that show remorse and an improvements in the quality of lives, that's not happened. It's not just about the widows and orphans, people were shot and wounded that day and the issue of healing has not been discussed.

Bishop Joe Seoka

Seoka said he was made aware that someone was killed in the area last week as a result of this unresolved housing issue. Listen here:


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