DA on Marikana: ANC’s culture of unaccountability continues under Ramaphosa

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has criticised the African National Congress (ANC) for perpetuating its culture of unaccountability with regard to the Marikana massacre.

Friday, 16 August will mark seven years since the tragedy.

In a statement issued on Thursday morning, the party said some of the principal actors involved “walk free” or continue to serve in government.

Then Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, and former Police Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, have never been prosecuted with Mthethwa still serving in Ramaphosa’s Cabinet.

The ANCs culture of zero accountability continues unabated under President Ramaphosa.

Democratic Alliance

DA called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to honour the fallen mineworkers by declaring 16 August “Marikana Memorial Day.”

DA leader Mmusi Maimane also called for the establishment of a Mining Task Team to oversee mining sector reforms.

Maimane said the task team should focus on ending illegal mining, promoting profit sharing between mining companies and miners, and reviewing the Mining Charter, among others.

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