South African Families Weep at Footage of Slain Miners


Families of miners killed by police at Marikana in South Africa's North-West Province had to be treated after viewing footage of the tragedy. And lawyers for miners arrested and injured in the shooting say they are considering pulling out of an inquiry into the deaths.
  • South Africa:  Families Get Separate Marikana Viewing

    South African Press Association, 23 October 2012

    The family members of Lonmin platinum mineworkers shot dead in August were moved to a private room at the Rustenburg Civic Centre on Tuesday afternoon to view the video footage of ... read more »

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  • South Africa:  Miners' Lawyers Want Out

    South African Press Association, 23 October 2012

    Lawyers for miners arrested and injured in a shooting at Marikana told a judicial commission of inquiry on Tuesday that they are considering pulling out of the proceedings. read more »

  • South Africa:  Miners Shot in Back, Says Lawyer

    South African Press Association, 22 October 2012

    Fourteen of the 34 Lonmin platinum miners killed by the police in August were shot in the back, a judicial inquiry into the Marikana shooting heard on Monday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Mine Killings Could Have Been Avoided - Police

    South African Press Association, 22 October 2012

    The Marikana tragedy which led to the deaths of mineworkers, police officers, and security guards could have been prevented had all stakeholders played their roles effectively, the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  2012 SA Mining Strikes for Dummies

    Daily Maverick, 18 October 2012

    Whether you’ve been at sea for the last two months or are simply overwhelmed by the constant reports of mining industry strikes, there’s no reason to worry. GREG ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Marikana Commission of Inquiry Appoints Secretary

    SAnews.gov.za, 14 October 2012

    The Marikana Commission of Inquiry has appointed Advocate Phuti Setati as the secretary of the commission. read more »

  • South Africa:  IMC, Stakeholders Discuss Marikana

    SAnews.gov.za, 12 October 2012

    The Marikana Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Thursday met with stakeholders from traditional and religious sectors ahead of finalising the report to be submitted to Cabinet on ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Marikana, the Farlam Commission, and the Undeclared State of Emergency

    The South African Civil Society Information Service, 8 October 2012

    The Commission of Enquiry headed by retired judge Ian Farlam, into the deaths in August of approximately 44 people at Marikana, and the injury and arrest of scores more, has not ... read more »

  • South Africa:  The Road to Marikana - Abuses of Force During Public Order Policing Operations

    The South African Civil Society Information Service, 12 October 2012

    During apartheid some of the most notorious instances of police brutality were the killings of demonstrators involved in peaceful protests. It therefore made sense that one of the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Joint Media Statement On Marikana Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) and Stakeholders

    South African Government, 11 October 2012

    The Marikana Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) met today with stakeholders from traditional and religious sectors ahead of finalising the report to be submitted to Cabinet on the ... read more »

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