Protest on March 15, 2018, in London
At the Annual General Meeting of the British-South African mining company Lonmin, our alliance of South African and European NGOs protested and called upon the company to provide decent living conditions for its miners. The participants of our delegation from South Africa, civil rights activist Thumeka Magwangqana from the women’s organization Sikhale Sonke (“We cry together”), Bishop Johannes Seoka and attorney Andries Nkome, ask Lonmin to take responsibility.
They demand from Lonmin to pay reparations to all dependents of the deceased mineworkers and the injured and arrested workers who survived the Marikana Massacre on 16 August 2012. The platinum producer still refuses to officially apologize to the victims of the Marikana Massacre, in which 34 peacefully striking miners were shot dead by the South African police. Lonmin had called the police to finish the strike.
Filmed and edited by Zoe Broughton, http://www.zoebroughton.com
With support from Markus Dufner, Ethical Shareholders Germany and Lydia James, London Mining Network