Mpofu said some of the miners had set aside R1m of the money they had received as compensation for the lawsuit.
Mpofu said legal teams of all those affected by the massacre had agreed to take on Sibanye and Ramaphosa and that they had already approached the North West high court.
“I have spoken to all the legal teams. We have now asked the deputy judge president to set down the case against Mr Ramaphosa and Sibanye and we expect it might be today or in the next few days to get a response as to when that case will happen. It will be in that case that we will not only be simply asking for money but also what I call a non-pecuniary compensation in the form of apologies and undertakings that this will never happen again,” Mpofu said.
Advocate Teboho Mosikili, a trustee of the Amcu Massacre Trust, said much work had been done and completed in the project that was undertaken by the trust to build houses for the victims of the tragedy.
Mosikili said while the project had continued to eSwatini, houses were yet to be built for Lesotho victims due to Covid-19 restrictions.
According to Mosikili, the trust had already built houses for the victims and their families in Sterkspruit, Dutywa, Lusikisiki, Mqanduli, Vanderbijlpark, Xhora, Mthatha, Ngqeleni, Libode, Tsolo, Lady Frere, Mount Fletcher, Cala, Ntabankulu and Bizana
Mosikili pointed out that the trust aimed to assist all 44 victims of the Marikana massacre, including the families of the police who had died.
“We have made a promise that we will not discriminate. At the end of the day it is the blood of a black man that was spilt on that day. That is the bottom line,” Mosikili said.