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18 Marikana crimes suspects due in court

The trial of 18 suspects linked to crimes in Marikana in 2012 is expected to resume at the Mahikeng High Court sitting in Mogwase outside Rustenburg Monday morning. They are facing charges of murder, robbery, malicious damage to property and unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition following a violent strike[…]

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23 dead in CT’s Marikana as war rages between gangs

Hundreds of people, including children, have fled Cape Town’s Marikana informal settlement as gangs and community protection patrols fight it out in a war that has left 23 dead in the past three weeks. At night residents are woken by the sound of automatic gunfire as the patrols and criminals[…]

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NPA must prosecute 2012 Marikana deaths, Amnesty says

Amnesty International urged South African authorities to move forward with prosecutions over the killing by police of 34 people in a single day at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum operations five years ago. “The tragedy of the Marikana killings is compounded by the shocking fact that no one responsible for the bloodshed[…]

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Parly to seek legal advice in Phiyega’s challenge

The Chairperson of Parliament’s Police Portfolio Committee, Francois Beukma, says they will seek legal advice this week following suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega’s decision to challenge the findings of the Claasen report. According to the report, Phiyega is unfit to hold office. She was suspended in 2015. The move[…]

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Govt ready to compensate Marikana victims: Zuma

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[…]

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Let’s support Marikana widows and orphans: Winnie Mandela

Struggle stalwart, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, says she plans to lead a campaign to assist the widows and orphans who lost family members during the 2012 Marikana killings. Forty four people including 34 miners, police officers and security guards lost their lives during an unprotected strike at Lonmin mine. Madikizela-Mandela spoke during[…]

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Trial of 19 Marikana miners to resume on Monday

The trial of 19  mineworkers appearing on different charges during Marikana massacre are expected to resume at the North West High Court of Mahikeng, North West, on Monday morning. Anele Zonke and others are facing charges of murder, robbery, malicious damage to property and unlawful possession of firearm. The charges relate to[…]

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