Calls for end to Marikana bloodshed
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Tuesday 13th August, 2013 on Post
Striking Lonmin miners gather at the place where 34 miners died in Marikana. Marikana, Rustenburg - Several organisations called on Tuesday for an end to violence in Marikana, North West, where police shot dead 34 striking miners nearly a year ago. The appeal came after the murder of a National Union of Mineworkers' shop steward on Monday.
Nobongile Nora Madolo, 44, was shot dead in a residential area in Wonderkop, near Lonmin's Marikana mine. The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu), the United Democratic Movement (UDM), Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the SA Communist Party said it was time for violence in Marikana to stop.
They encouraged workers to honour the memories of those who died during last year's shooting. The 34 mineworkers were killed on August 16 when police tried to disperse them from a hill where they had gathered.
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