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South Africa Mine shooting: 'We must learn lessons'

Thousands of demonstrating miners in South Africa have cheered a speech made by Julius Malema, the former leader of the ANC's youth wing, in which he denounced the police for shooting protesters on Thursday.

The government has set up an inquiry into how 34 people were killed when police opened fire on striking workers at the mine.

Mr Malema also criticised President Jacob Zuma's handling of the crisis.

Cyril Ramaphosa, a prominent South African businessman, who was one of the leaders in the struggle against apartheid said lessons must be learned.

  • 18 Aug 2012
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