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South Africans not pleased with delayed justice for Marikana victims.

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Politics has dominated the commemoration fo the 6th anniversary of the Marikana tragedy where police killed 34 mineworkers who were involved in a strike to demand better wages.

The total death toll from the violence, the bloodiest security incident in post-apartheid South Africa, was 44 with 10 people killed in clashes, leading the August 15 2012 shooting, including two police officers.



An inquiry into the deadly violence led by retired judge Ian Farlam blamed the Lonmin mining company, police and unions for the “horrendous tragedy”.

The president has however pledged to play a role in the healing process for the Marikana victims.

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Several South Africans expressed their disappointment with the delayed justice for the victims of the Marikana massacre.

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Expect sack over N30,000 minimum wage -Governors warns

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Nigerian governors have rejected the proposed increase of N30,000 minimum wage,  unless the organised labour wants its members to be sacked.



Adding that, the 36 States rejected it because they will run bankrupt if they accept to pay the workers that amount. 

On Wednesday, The chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ summon its members on emergency meeting in Abuja calling on the Federal Government to agree to their demand by reviewing the national revenue allocation formula.

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The chairman, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, told the newsmen that a new committee would be raised to meet with President over this issue.

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The committee members who are nominated to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari includes governor of Enugu,Bauchi,Akwa Ibom,Plateau,Kebbi,Lagos and Kaduna.

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Yari said, he hopes the committees engagement with  President will make everybody happy if an agreement is reached.

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Social media in frenzy over high school student’s height.

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Ghanaians have severally reacted to a photo showing an extraordinarily tall high school student. Name unknown, the teen is already been touted as a potential basketball player because of his height.



The state-owned Daily Graphic was among the first portals to share his photo sandwiched between his headmaster and a teacher. The photo attracted lots of comments and shares especially on Facebook.

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He is a first-year student at the Swedru Secondary Business School, SWESBUS, a school located in the country’s Central Region.

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Already, a sports journalist is on record to have said a Serbian varsity had contacted him on the possibility of getting the boy to be trained as a professional basketball player.

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