Ramaphosa has indicated from a number of public platforms that he would visit Marikana in North West province, but that has yet to materialise.
At the time of the shooting, on August 16, 2012, Rampahosa was a non-executive director of Lonmin. His company, Shanduka, was a minority shareholder in Lonmin.
The striking workers were demanding a pay rise and used the “koppie” as their congregation point. Thirty-four workers were killed there and scores of others injured when police opened fire on them.
In June, a loss of income support agreement between the families and the police ministry was signed. This was confirmed by Khuselwa Dyantyi, of the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa, (Seri), the legal representatives of the affected families.