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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1850: tabled on 15 November 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses concern at the continuing lack of justice for victims and survivors of the Marikana Massacre in South Africa in August 2012 and at the involvement of Lonmin, a London-based and listed company, in that massacre; urges the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to call on the Government of the Republic of South Africa to release the miners who are in prison as a result of the Massacre, to review the Farlam Commission and prosecute those responsible for the Massacre, and to compel Lonmin to fulfill its obligations under its Social and Labour Plan; further calls on the UK Government to ask Lonmin to publish in full the results of the audit of its Marikana operations by its primary customer BASF, and to enter into a social covenant with specific timeframes with the entire mining community, to include an apology to the South African nation and to the families of the mineworkers murdered, injured or arrested, reparations to the affected parties, including all dependents of the deceased mineworkers and the injured and arrested workers who survived the massacre, taking public responsibility for the environmental destruction at Marikana, and ensuring that people in the communities around the mine have sufficient water, proper sanitation and electricity; and calls on the Government to insist that when Lonmin is sold, any new owners must continue to fulfil this social covenant and that this is reflected in the purchase contract.