Marikana Massacre: EFF Puts Ramaphosa in a Chokehold


The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has warned that Cyril Ramaphosa, Nathi Nhleko and Suzanne Shabangu must not be excluded from the punishment being forged for the Marikana Massacre.

EFF asserted that the move to exclude Ramaphosa, Nhleko and Shabangu from the criminal case being forged against the police for Marikana Massacre is unacceptable.

The move the party said, is an attempt to detract those with political power from the crimes they do through abuse of state institutions and resources.

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“The objective to seek accountability from one side of the role players of the massacre is futile if Cyril Ramaphosa, Nathi Nhleko and Suzanne Shabangu are not held accountable for their political influence that invigorated the massacre.

“The police acted on political command and influence of politicians who still enjoy their lives without consequence,” stated the Fighters.

With the above, Malema’s party reiterated its call for the South African Police Service (SAPS) to fast track the cases it opened against Ramaphosa, Mthethwa and Shabangu regarding their role in the Marikana Massacre.

“Until politicians taken behind bars, the arrest of police is merely an immoral sacrificial lamb. Ramaphosa, Mthethwa and Shabangu must be taken to prison for killing workers in Marikana.

“The trauma undergone by the miners and their families are can never be repaired by money.

“Furthermore, to decide what amount is to be paid to them without having including them in the decision-making processes undermines the tragedy and the trauma suffered by the miners and their families in the hands of the ANC government,” EFF added.

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Nonetheless, the party welcomed the decision to implement Farlam commission recommendations in response to the Marikana Massacre.

To the party, the decision to charge the police for the murder of the Marikana miners is a step in the right direction.

Above all, EFF upheld that the decision is amputated because all the parties involved in the brutal massacre are not brought forward in completion.

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