Five years after the massacre of Marikana, Bishop Johannes Seoka of the Bench Marks Foundation calls Lonmin for the fulfillment of promises
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An international alliance of non-governmental organizations has increased the pressure on the British-South African mining company Lonmin to show goodwill. At the general meeting of the world’s third largest platinum producer in London, the alliance led by the South African Bishop Johannes Seoka demanded that Lonmin finally make a public apology for its complicity in the massacre of Marikana.
Individual representatives of Lonmin, such as CEO Ben Magara, regret the incidents which led to the death of 34 miners on 16 August 2012, but failed to apologize . Weiterlesen
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An international alliance formed by Plough Back the Fruits Campaign, London Mining Network, Amnesty International UK and others protested in front of Haberdasher´s Hall before they participated in Lonmin´s Annual General Meeting.
Bishop Seoka from South Africa’s Bench Mark Foundation demanded from the Lonmin as a company to express their regret for their role in the Marikana massacre of 16th of August 2012. Bishop Seoka, Barbara Müller (Apartheid Debt and Reparations Campaing – KEESA) and Markus Dufner (Ethical Shareholders Germany) being representatives of Plough Back the Fruits Campaign spent one week in London to challenge institutional shareholders to commit to divesting from Lonmin, if a list of the organisation’s demands will not met by the company before the 5th anniversary of the Marikana masscre. Weiterlesen
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The Rt. Rev. Dr. Johannes Seoka will join international solidarity groups in London, 26 January, to demand the UK miner meets its commitments for victim compensation and improved worker living conditions before 16 August, which will mark the five year anniversary of the police massacre which killed 34 miners in 2012.
WHEN? Thursday 26 January 2017, 9:30am – 10:15am
WHERE? Outside the Lonmin AGM, Haberdashers’ Hall, 18 W Smithfield, London EC1A 9HQ
WHAT? A sombre tribute to the 34 mine workers killed by South African police in August 2012, with images of each of the murdered miners and a reading of their names, punctuated by gunshot sound effects. Weiterlesen
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