amcu thumb medium80 81TMG Digital reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) will on Tuesday launch the Marikana Massacre Amcu Trust Fund and a housing project to assist the families of those who died in 2012.  

"This is a significant milestone in the journey that the union has embarked on to help the families of those killed before and on August 16‚ 2012‚" Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa said on Monday.  The trust was initiated in 2014 "to see justice being done and hope restored to those families".  Thirty-four people, mostly striking mineworkers, died when police opened fire on them in Marikana on 16 August 2012.  Over 70 were wounded.  A commemorative ceremony will be held in Marikana on Tuesday.


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