Aug 18

Marikana: R330m paid out to victims but no ‘slush fund’ for ‘new’ claimants

Solicitor-general Fhedzisani Pandelani says the State does not have a “slush fund” for Marikana-related claims it cannot substantiate.
According to News24, Pandelani on Thursday briefed the media on the State’s progress with the litigation cases, saying it had paid R330 million to all the affected families. He claimed that the lawyers representing them brought extended relatives who sought compensation from the State. He questioned the merits of these claims, saying the State would be accused of squandering taxpayer money if it entertained them.