Julius Tokoti Mangcotywa (61) was from Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape. He began working for Lonmin around 2008.

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

He was the sole breadwinner in the family and left behind his wife, five adult children, 3 young children and three grandchildren.

According to his daughter, Vuyiswa Mangcotywa, “I did not think he would die. I thought the labour dispute would be resolved without fatalities like any other labour dispute. My father’s death remains a painful and sad moment in our family. We are all devastated and hurting. The pain is unbearable."

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