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Policemen did little to help the miners they shot at Marikana last year, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
The families of mineworkers killed during the Marikana unrest walked out of the Farlam Commission during the cross-examination of national police commissioner R...
National police commissioner Riah Phiyega testified that a Sowetan newspaper article shortly after the Marikana shootings misquoted her.
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The families of mineworkers killed during the Marikana unrest walked out of the Farlam Commission during the cross-examination of national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.
Some relatives of striking miners shot dead in Marikana last year needed medical attention after listening to a police officer’s testimony.
The specialised police units deployed in Marikana during labour unrest were given the means to kill striking miners, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
Senior police officer Lt-Col Duncan Scott has admitted to drawing up the plan to deal with striking Marikana miners last year.
An affidavit by Lt-Col Duncan Scott mirrors a statement presented by the SA Police Service, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
The police's operational plan for the Marikana unrest was a compilation of the input of all the commanders involved in the mission, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
Amcu’s lawyer says the police should have intervened when the union's president told them Lonmin was not willing to engage with workers.
Brigadier Adriaan Calitz can be heard giving the order in a video clip taken from a helicopter during the police's dispersal operation at Marikana.
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