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Maimane calls for August 16 to be declared Marikana Memorial Day

Johannesburg - DA leader Mmusi Maimane says President Cyril Ramaphosa should declare August 16 as Marikana Memorial Day . Maimane said a Memorial Day was an important step in commemorating the deaths of mineworkers who died on August 16. The 34 mineworkers were shot dead by the police on August 16 2012. Weeks before the massacre, the mineworkers were on strike demanding wage increases. Thursday marks six years since the massacre and a number of events are planned to commemorate the day. Maimane said s

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