Anele Mdizeni (29) was from Elliotdale in the Eastern Cape. He started working for Lonmin in 2005.
On 16 August 2012 he was killed at scene 2 after being shot in the hip by the police.
Anele left behind his pregnant wife and two young children. According to his wife, Unathi Mdizeni, “Anele was an easy going person who loved his work and his family. He never liked violence. He always wanted to be successful one day and wanted a better life for his children.”
Donate and Make African History Matter
South African History Online is a non profit organisation. We depend on public support to build our website into the most comprehensive educational resource and encyclopaedia on African history.
Your support will help us to build and maintain partnerships with educational institutions in order to strengthen teaching, research and free access to our content.