Semi Jokanisi

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Miner, Worker, Marikana Casuality

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13 August 2012

Semi Jokanisi (29) was from Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape.

On 13 August 2012 Semi was killed after being shot twice by the police, once in the abdomen and once in the armpit.

He supported his five young children, as well as assisted his father to support his seven siblings, nephew and mother. His death has had a deep impact on his mother. His father is also a miner working for Lonmin.

According to his mother Joyce Jokanisi, “Semi bought the groceries for the family. He also assisted with other household needs. Prior to his death, he built a house not far from our home for his children.”

Last updated : 10-Aug-2016

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