Janeveke Raphael Liau

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Biographical information

Synopsis:

Miner, Worker, Marikana Casuality

First name: 
Janeveke
Middle name: 
Raphael
Last name: 
Liau
Date of death: 
16 August 2012

Janeveke Raphael Liau (47) was from Likolobeng Ha Monyane, Maseru in Lesotho. He started working for Lonmin in 2003.

On 16 August 2012 Janeveke was killed at scene 2 after being shot once in the chest by the police.

He left behind his wife and four young children, who he supported financially. He also supported his late brother’s wife and children.

According to his wife, Masebolai Liau, "Janveke was a very caring and selfless man. He loved his family and he took care of us. He used to come back home to see us every month. When he was at work, he would call me every day after he knocked off."

Last updated : 10-Aug-2016

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

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