Mgcineni Noki (40), known as Mambush, was from Twalikhulu in the Eastern Cape. He began working for Lonmin in 2009 and was a leader of the strike.

On 16 August 2012 Mambush was killed at scene 1 after being shot 14 times by the police, including in his head, neck, legs, buttock, elbow, calf and thighs.

He left behind his wife and five young children, as well as his sister and niece who also depended on him for financial support.

According to his sister, Nolufefe Noki, “It was really painful to hear about my brother’s death. I have since seen a doctor at the very least three times since his death. I was in a state of shock and was stressed. There is no one to look after us now that my brother is dead. My two sisters are married and live in their homes. I live here with my orphaned niece. We both depended on Mgcineni.”

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