Nine senior police officers are expected to appear in the Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday to face charges relating to the killing of mineworkers in Marikana near Rustenburg, North West in 2012. They will face charges of murder and defeating the ends of justice amongst others. The court appearance followed[…]
The Presidency announced on Sunday that government is ready to compensate families of the Marikana victims. “The SAPS has instructed its attorneys to make offers of payments in full settlement of claims for the claims where quantification were complete and are not under criminal investigation,” President Jacob Zuma said in[…]
The EFF and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) will hold separate discussions on Thursday about retired Judge Ian Farlam’s report on the violence and deaths at Marikana. ISS political analyst Gareth Newham has said there were 2 glaring gaps in the report of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, one[…]
Lawyers for mineworkers are set to argue on Monday why President Jacob Zuma should urgently release the Marikana report. The urgent application in the High Court in Pretoria comes after they wrote to Zuma two weeks ago, warning him to release the report within two days or face legal action. The[…]
Claims that protesting Lonmin mineworkers used muti, believing that it would make them invincible against police, were nonsensical, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Wednesday. “SAPS is looking for a reason why people were killed and [as] all the objective evidence shows the people were killed unlawfully, they have[…]
The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has been granted its final extension, spokesman Phuti Setati said on Tuesday. “In terms of the latest terms of reference, the oral and final arguments by the parties represented at the commission will have to be done by November 14,” he told reporters in Marikana,[…]
National police commissioner Riah Phiyega is expected back at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday. Phiyega appeared at the commission last year where she was thoroughly grilled about the police’s role during the August 2012 strike at Lonmin’s Platinum Mine in Marikana. During her last appearance, Phiyega was accused[…]
The Farlam Commission of Inquiry probing the Marikana shooting continues public hearing in Pretoria on Monday. The commission is investigating the death of 44 people during a violent wage strike at Lonmin mines in Marikana in August 2012. Thirty-four mineworkers were killed when police opened fire on them on August,[…]
Women Minister Susan Shabangu wants an apology from broadcaster eNCA for reporting that she called Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a liar, her office said on Saturday. “Minister Shabangu… denies that she called Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a liar, as reported by eNCA,” her department said in a statement. “Nowhere in[…]
The Farlam Commission of Inquiry will on Thursday continue to hear the presentations by lawyers and families of the 44 people who died during the August 2012 Marikana unrest. On Wednesday, the families demanded answers over the deaths of their loved ones. “We want to know, what steps our government[…]
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