South Africa mourns Lonmin miners

South Africa mourns Lonmin miners
Lonmin mine worker Thabo Leribe

Grieving South African families were mourning today at memorial services for 34 striking miners killed by police, as a nation in shock asked who gave the orders and who must be blamed.

The relative of one those killed in last week's shootings at the Lonmin mine near Marikana, a town about 40 miles north west of Johannesburg, said that he wants to see some arrests.

Ubuntu Akumelisine told the AP: "If it were me I'd want everyone who was involved in this incident including the mine managers to be arrested, the whole lot of them, because a person's life is not worth money."

Memorial services were being held today across the country for South Africans to honour all those killed violently in a country with one of the world's highest murder and rape rates.

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