What’s mine is mine: Lonmin and the secret claim on Marikana land
Wonderkop. Wonder hill. Is it any wonder that this farm, which houses the koppie where 34 miners were killed in the greatest state-sanctioned massacre of South Africans since Sharpeville, is subject to a land claim? Yup, the claim, which has been in effect since 1997, received a shot of legal adrenalin on 5 July 2017. Will the whole stinking edifice that surrounds Lonmin and the Bapo Ba Mogale traditional authority now come tumbling down, or will our government step in to save it?
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