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SAPS has a legacy of deadly force

Cape Town - Amid calls for murder charges to be brought against police for the 2012 Marikana shootings, the injury and death of civilians at the hands of the police continue to make headlines.

Here is a timeline of cases, reports and statements on the issue.

A policeman gestures in front of some of the dead miners after they were shot outside Lonmin mine in Rustenburg. File photo: Siphiwe Sibeko. Credit: REUTERS

A third man, Lerato Seema, dies the following day from injuries police said he suffered when he jumped from a moving Nyala. Police say a fourth person died on January 19 of injuries sustained in the clashes. Residents claim the 36-year-old man was shot in the head.

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