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Seoka slams Marikana mine owners

by Paul Wilkinson

Posted: 23 Nov 2012 @ 01:05

THE President of the South African Council of Churches, the Rt Revd Johannes Seoka, Bishop of Pretoria, attacked both police and mine-owners when he gave evidence to the inquiry in­vestigating the shooting dead of 34 striking miners at the Marikana mine in North West Province last August (News, 24 August).

Bishop Seoka told the hearing in Rustenberg that he had been trying to act as a mediator between miners, police, and the owners, Lonmin, on the day that police fired into a crowd ...

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