Zuma draws fire on South Africa mine killings anniversary




 
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Zuma draws fire on South Africa mine killings anniversary
 
August 16th, 2013  
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Zuma draws fire on South Africa mine killings anniversary
By Xola Potelwa MARIKANA, South Africa (Reuters) - Opponents of President Jacob Zuma turned the anniversary of South Africa's bloodiest post-apartheid mine violence into an attack on his failure to tackle poverty and inequality on Friday after his government shunned a memorial event for slain miners. In a decision highlighting the ruling African National Congress (ANC)'s loss of support among many mineworkers, Zuma's government backed out of the ceremony commemorating 34 striking platinum workers killed by police at Lonmin's Marikana mine. ...

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