Protesters demand an apology for the Marikana miner massacre outside UK mining company Lonmin's annual general meeting in London. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Protesters outside the annual general meeting for mining corporation Lonmin on Thursday (January 26) demanded the firm be held responsible for an incident dubbed the "Marikana Massacre" in August 2012, when South African police shot 34 striking mine workers. A nearly three-year long commission of inquiry in 2015 found Lonmin, police and unions were responsible for the killings. The protesters added their voice to calls from civil society groups for compensation for the families of the dead miners, a public apology and a monument. "We would like the shareholders to hear the narrative that is likely to die if it's not retold now and again. We would like to see the shareholders take responsibility for ethical investment so that their money is used for developmental reasons, rather than the destruction of human life and environment," said South African bishop Dr Johannes Seoka, who had travelled from Pretoria.