Between 7 and 18* striking South African miners have been gunned down at the Marikana platinum mine by the SA police today- They were striking for higher wages from the mining company Lonmin ( 4 Grosvenor Place
London SW1X 7YL ), and struggling to free themselves from the (ANC supporting) National Union of Miners, since they have failed to represent rank and file workers (surprise, surprise). The SA NUM, as the countries most powerful union has a long history with the ANC in the struggle against Apartheid.
Armed and militant.
One time NUM leader and Marxist ‘comrade’ Cyril Ramaphosa went on to join the post-apartheid ANC government and then to become a millionaire businessman, with investments in the Resources Sector, Energy Sector, Real Estate, Banking, Insurance, and Telecoms…and non-executive directorships with Macsteel Holdings, Alexander Forbes, Standard Bank and SABMiller, plus he a member of the Coca-Cola International Advisory Board as well as the Unilever Africa Advisory Council…
The ANC is well known for its corruption and its utter failure to honour the promises it made as a resistance movement to the South African working class – See how the conditions for those working for Western multinationals haven’t improved, or how the grinding poverty the townships still exists. To the Sharpville and Soweto massacres, we now add Marikana…
Just goes to show, you can never trust politicians, least of all those leftists, marxists, socialists and social democrats who claim to have the interests of the working class at heart- they are lying, self-serving cunts, all of them…
As for Lonmin, it says this on their website, as part of their ‘mission statement’-
‘Employee Self-Worth- To enhance the quality of life for our employees and their families and promote self esteem.’
*Update: 34 dead, 78 injured.
THE RICH ARE OUR MISFORTUNE.