Cebisile Yawa

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Synopsis:

Miner, Worker, Marikana Casuality

First name: 
Cebisile
Last name: 
Yawa
Date of death: 
16 August 2012

Cebisile Yawa (24) was from Cala in the Eastern Cape. He began working for Lonmin in 2007.

On 16 August 2012 Cebisile was killed at scene 1 after being shot twice by the police in his back and his buttock.

He was the sole breadwinner in his family and left behind his young daughter, parents and five siblings.

According to Andile Yawa, Cebisile’s father, “I was forced to stop working due to my ill health. My son took over my job in the mine. He went to Marikana in 2007. Cebisile took over my responsibilities. He was our only breadwinner.”

Last updated : 10-Aug-2016

This article was produced for South African History Online on 10-Aug-2016