It was confirmed late yesterday that the families of the miners killed by the police at Marikana in 2012 are now lodging a civil claim for damages against the police ministry.
Stephen spoke to EWN's Gia Nicolaides who confirms that the families of the miners are adamant that they they want compensation for loss of their sole bread winners, who were on strike for a living wage when the police opened fire on them. The families have said that their lives have been difficult since the massacre of the miners.
Professor Stephen Tuson explains how this works legally. He said that there would be consideration of factors on the ground at the time massacre happened, as well as of police behaviour was justifiable.
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