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ramaphosa2BusinessLive reports that during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s delivery of the eulogy at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s official funeral on Saturday at the Orlando Stadium he vowed he would visit the widows of those killed during the Marikana shooting in 2012.  

He related that Madikizela-Mandela had told him on her 80th birthday that she would take him and EFF leader Julius Malema to visit Marikana.  "We could not go because you were not well.  You are gone now.  I am left to go alone.  But I will be guided by your spirit.  And I know that Julius Malema will go with me so that we can go and heal the wounds of the Marikana widows," Ramaphosa said.  He was a non-executive director on the board of platinum producer Lonmin at the time of the tragedy in which 44 mineworkers were killed during a protest at the mine by the police.  His role in the tragedy has been highly criticized.

  • Read this report by Claudi Mailovich in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Ramaphosa vows to visit Marikana with Malema as per Winnie's wish, at eNCA
  • And also, Cyril Ramaphosa vows to honour Madikizela-Mandela's wish for unified SA, at BusinessLive

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