Corvn @Corvn: When the troops rebel, the generals are incompetent.
Deon Fialkov @777productions: It's DISGUSTING ... a DEBACLE OF NOTE... that #Lonmin owner should be bitter, this is an EMBARRASSMENT for its brand!
Nobesuthu Cele @ma_Ndosi: It hammers home just how violent a nation we r. Both miners and police reacted violently to each other pangas vs guns. Bloodthirsty!
motivate today @MotivateToday: Today is a sad day all the people that have died or been injured at #Lonmin. Where is the president in all of this?
@SandraTheira: Signifies that our police officers aren’t properly equipped to handle these kinds of situations if opening fire was the last resort.
Lukhona @LukhonaMnguni: There is one glaring reality here: the country is leaderless. The Pres or Dep shud have spoken to us with live video streaming.
Ike Maboe @ikemaboe: Greed, power struggle, opportunisim.
Rachel Ramedupe @Ramedups: Police image has long been tarnished, way b4 this massacre!!
zaffa iesh @zaffa007: they only have themselves to blame!! Cops 100% correct in action, unions and miners acted like savages.
Mohlomphei ya gabane @MrTsoks: So communists are happy with the slavery at Marikana?
Mystical Silva @costelloafrica: Wld do exactly the same if I was in their shoes
Tembi Ngcobo @Zulu_Muffin: I would add business leaders onto that list as well. We have a leadership crisis at all spheres.
Sizo @ceaserst: live bullets to try quell down rampant protesters is way above the limits (Rubber bullets and teargas is just) just trigger happy.
K Gangeni-Ndlovu @KudzaniG: The blood that spilt is on the hands of the unions involved. A 200% increase was never going to happen. Not in this market.
Mlungic Ntuli @MlungicDont: Shudnt dis b a disaster 2 d nation instead of a game, I mean ppl r dead.
Gumede @Sisi_Gumede: Why is da commissioner so quick do defend da police, da investigation has not even started yet.
Sizo ?@ceaserst: That’s very true, it will just be sincere condolences and water under the bridge. The “rosy constitution” turned to a mockery.
Carmel Lerner @xenithon: SAPS force was excessive (why live ammo?) but could be seen as self defense. Not a wage issue though; it’s turf war between unions!
Tshepo @exec_tshepo: this explains why workers preferred #amcu over #num, #amcu promised them the unrealistic 200% increase negotiation.
Khathu-Mphumbude @KhathuMphumbude: How ironic! The price of platinum was going down of late, then violence erupted, demand rises, and price goes up! Man-made violence.
Malume William? @Bamburi: At the heart of the #Marikana debacle is a culture of violence. Union leaders get fat while workers + SAPS meet in violent clashes.
Setja Diphoko @Setja_Diphoko: @busrep Now you can see what will happen if black novice political party can emerge and challenge government how volatile it will be!
T Mahlutshana @tmahlutshana: Something I don’t quite understand here. What would’ve the protestors done had the police not been in their way?