Sitelega Meric Gadlela (50) was from Dvokolwako in Swaziland. He began working for Lonmin in 1989 and was with the company for 23 years.

Mr Gadlela was killed at scene 2 after being shot twice in the back.

He left behind his mother, wife and 11 children, including 5 who are still in school.

According to his wife, Betty Gadlela, “My husband came from a big, poor family. He supported his 11 children, his elderly mother and me. He was paying his mother’s medical bills and paying school fees for his 5 children that are still at school.”

Despite having worked for Lonmin for 23 years, Mr Gadlela’s dependents were only paid R350 000 in total by the company.

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