Michael Ngweyi

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Synopsis:

Miner, Worker, Marikana Casuality

First name: 
Michael
Last name: 
Ngweyi
Date of death: 
16 August 2012

Michael Ngweyi (39) was from Umtata in the Eastern Cape. He began working for Lonmin around 2009.

On 16 August 2012 Michael was killed at scene 1 after being shot twice, once in his chest and once in his right arm.

He was the sole breadwinner in his family and left behind his wife and two young sons. He also financially supported his sister’s four children.

According to his wife, Nosihle Ngweyi, “My husband was the only person who was employed in our family. He thus played a very big role in our family. He was responsible for everything in the household, from groceries, school fees, medical care and all other household needs. This included the needs of his sister’s children.”

Last updated : 10-Aug-2016

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