Police Come Under Fire at the Lonmin InquiryAs 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.
Satirical cartoonist Gado's take on the choices that South African miners have - after the Marikana shootings..
South Africa: Marikana Inquiry to Be Extended Until June
SAPA, 9 January 2013
The government-appointed Commission of Inquiry into the dozens of deaths at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana, northern South Africa, will likely only present its final report… Read more »
South Africa: Police Tied Hands of Marikana Wounded
SAPA, 14 November 2012
Police tied the hands of some wounded protesters after the shooting that left 34 miners dead near Marikana, North West, on August 16, a senior officer said on Wednesday. Read more »
Armoured police nyalas patrol Nkaneng informal settlement near Lonmin's Marikana mine in the North West on Sunday, 16 September 2012.
Daily Maverick, 15 November 2012
Bishop Jo Seoka took a leading role in ending the Marikana strike, but he was also there on the day of the shootings. He testified to the Marikana Commission of Inquiry on… Read more »
South Africa: Marikana Commission - 'Don't Single Us Out' - Police
Daily Maverick, 7 November 2012
The evidence team at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry suggested on Monday that the issues to be examined should be separated, with the conduct of the police on 16 August to be… Read more »
South Africa: Marikana Commission - Police Play Their Case
Daily Maverick, 12 November 2012
Friday was another chance for the police to tell their Marikana story. The presentation, which won’t be cross-examined in itself, showed both the danger the miners posed and… Read more »
South Africa: Marikana Commission - Sowing the Killing Fields
Daily Maverick, 9 November 2012
On Thursday the police continued to recount their version of events up to 16 August: negotiations appeared futile in a climate of violence, muti and murder, and they were prepared… Read more »
Evidence indicate that an attempt had been made to alter the scene of the Lonmin mine shootings, says the Marikana Commission of Inquiry. Read more »
The judicial commission's hearings into the killing of Lonmin mineworkers should be halted, until relative of the slain miners are able to attend, says a lawyer representing the ... Read more »