Marikana residents accuse police of shooting at them with rubber bullets

Police officers assigned to disperse protesting Lonmin mineworkers were accused of shooting residents of Nkaneng informal settlement in Marikana on Saturday morning.

Several community members emerged with bleeding wounds, which they claimed were caused by police rubber bullets.

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‘Put down your weapons,’ asks South African Justice Minister

Put down your weapons and stop committing violence, or face the full might of the law, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe warned striking miners on Friday.

In an announcement made in Pretoria, following a meeting of security cluster ministers and other … Read the rest

National Prosecuting Authority’s decision on Marikana miners welcomed

The Justice Ministry on Sunday welcomed the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) decision to withdraw murder charges against 270 Lonmin mineworkers.

“We welcome the decision but will await formal report as requested,” said Justice Minister Jeff Radebe.

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White minority still feels racially superior – ANC minister

If South Africa is to achieve social cohesion some people cannot continue feeling superior to others, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Wednesday.

“It is very divisive when a minority wants to be treated separately to the majority,” she … Read the rest