Ramaphosa clears the air on Marikana apology

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved to clarify his recent apology for his role in the Marikana massacre.

Ramaphosa responded to Members of Parliament (MPs) during a question and answer session in the National Assembly.

Also read: 'Ramaphosa must apologise to families of Marikana miners if he is sincere'

Ramaphosa told MPs that he's prepared to pay a visit to Marikana and reconcile with the families of the victims, reports EWN's Gaye Davis.

He says it's matter of time and says he's prepared to confront any situation where accountability is required.

Gaye Davis, Parliamentary correspondent for EWN

Ramaphosa explained that his recent apology on Sunday was for the inappropriate language he used in e-mails during the 2012 mineworkers strike.

He told MPs that it was never his intention for miners to die.

The Marikana issue is clearly an obstacle to Ramaphosa's ascendancy, Davis advises.

Take a listen to the EWN update:

WATCH: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's tough Q&A:


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