Police Come Under Fire at the Lonmin Inquiry

As the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the shootings at Marikana gets under way, questions have been raised about police planning before a shooting that left 34 striking miners dead. The Commission also heard that police should have handled the negotiations with striking mineworkers in a different way so as to ensure a more favourable outcome. The Inquiry is expected to wrap up in May.


Photo: Gado/RNW

Satirical cartoonist Gado's take on the choices that South African miners have - after the Marikana shootings..

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Armoured police nyalas patrol Nkaneng informal settlement near Lonmin's Marikana mine in the North West on Sunday, 16 September 2012.