South African Police Escape Charges Over Marikana Shooting
Police Investigation Directorate chief Robert McBride has expressed shock after 87 officers were cleared of charges relating to the deaths of of 34 miners who died during the 2012 Marikana shooting, saying: "It's strange they were all cleared, as so many people died."
South Africa: Marikana Massacre - Police Absolve 87 of Their Own
Daily Maverick, 15 March 2017
Police investigated, and cleared, 87 of their own members in relation to the August 2012 police killings of 34 Marikana miners. "They were cleared internally," SAPS deputy national… Read more »
Police on standby at Lonmin's Marikana mine in the North West (file photo).
The state has also agreed to pay for the psychological evaluation of those families that suffered emotional trauma due to the loss of family members during the 2012 Marikana ... Read more »