The Democratic Alliance expresses its condolences to all those in the Eastern Cape who have lost loved ones in the Marikana killings. I today attended the memorial service in Mthahta where the emotions displayed brought home the full tragic impact of the now 28 miners who lost their lives. The scope of this tragedy will be felt for years and years to come by those who have lost a son, father and husband.
Never again must such an event occur. The DA’s thoughts and prayers are with those suffering the loss of a breadwinner.