Pics – Marikana: Opposition parties stand united

Supporters from most political parties gather at Caledonian Stadium in Pretoria on Thursday (September 12 2013), in solidarity with Marikana miners.
Above: Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) join the protest in favour of funding the lawyers representing miners and their families at the Farlam commission. Pictures: Muntu Vilakazi/City Press
Supporters of Amcu sport green attire.
Spokesperson for the Citizens4Marikana Erik De Ridder said the commission is costing the taxpayer a lot of money, yet there is such a severe imbalance in the funding of the various parties. Above: The miners are supported by most political parties, including the DA and a number of social organisations.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema said: “We were not fighting for money but for justice, because all of us must be treated equally by a democratic government.”
“No R12 500, no vote,” said Bishop Joe Soka when he addressed the crowd before reading the memorandum, which was handed over to President Jacob Zuma’s “representatives”.
Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota and IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi march hand in hand.
The DA’s Mmusi Maimane with Malema and EFF supporters. Most political party representatives called for the miners to change their vote next year and not to vote for the ANC.

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