SA Marikana massacre families say yet to get payout

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Some relatives of South African miners who were shot dead by police 10 years ago say they have still not received promised compensation.

The Marikana massacre, as it became known, saw 34 striking workers killed at the Lonmin platinum mine.

South Africa’s government says it has paid almost $10m (£8.3m) in compensation but many claims are still outstanding and some families say they feel forgotten.

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A court has given the state until the end of August to finalise all outstanding claims.

During the days that led up to the Marikana massacre 10 other people were killed including non-striking miners, security guards and two police officers.

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