South Africa's Mining Inquiry Focuses on Muti

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of 34 miners at Marikana in August last year has heard from a union member, who is being questioned on his knowledge of muti (herbal medicine) before fights. It's reported that post mortem results revealed fresh incisions on the deceased's bodies.

  • South Africa:  Muti Protects - Commission Hears

    South African Press Association, 30 January 2013

    Muti protects against "creatures like the tokoloshe", a union official told the Farlam commission in Rustenburg on Wednesday. read more »

Police on standby if violence erupts at Lonmin's troubled Marikana mine in the North West, Tuesday, 14 August 2012

A memorial service for miners killed by police.

  • South Africa:  Miners' Wage Demand Unrealistic - Inquiry Told

    South African Press Association, 24 January 2013

    The wage demand of R12,500 by striking Marikana miners was too high, a Lonmin lawyer argued before the Farlam commission of inquiry on Thursday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Marikana Shooting a Shock - Testimony

    South African Press Association, 24 January 2013

    A union official recalled his shock at the Farlam commission of inquiry on Thursday upon hearing the news of the police shooting that left 34 workers dead. read more »

  • South Africa:  NUM Marikana Witness Testifies

    South African Press Association, 23 January 2013

    The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) called its first witness to testify at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Rustenburg on Wednesday. read more »

  • South Africa:  North West Premier to Meet Lonmin Management

    SAnews.gov.za, 22 January 2013

    North West Premier Thandi Modise will on Wednesday lead a delegation from the provincial government in talks with Lonmin management on the company's refinancing process, challenges ... read more »

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