SERI unsatisfied with Marikana settlements

An additional R500,000 was offered for each family affected by Marikana Massacre, But, it's since been rejected. That's according to Solicitor General, Fhedzisani Pandelani. Sally Burdett speaks to Nomzamo Zondo, Executive director of Socio-Economic Rights Institute. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI) is not satisfied with Marikana settlements.

The organisation represents the families of Marikana victims.

READ: Marikana massacre | Nine years and still no justice for families

Nearly R100-million has been paid out to those affected.

SERI's director, Nomzamo Zondo, says the state must pay more money to individuals.

READ: Government: Millions paid to Marikana claimants

“The damage is suffered by the individual. Of course, they’re part of the family unit," she said.

"But even in terms of the law, we’ve chosen to sue them. In terms of the legal system, the claims for emotional shock are always paid to an individual. We have people who suffered miscarriages”


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