Lonmin mine security guards were ill-prepared to manage thousands of the company's striking employees in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
Lonmin mine security told police officers at Marikana to disperse a group of protesting miners gathered on August 10, 2012, an inquiry heard.
Evidence leaders at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry questioned several interactions between senior police officers and Lonmin officials in August 2012.
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An entry showing that police officers deployed to Marikana in August 2102 were supplied with food parcels by Lonmin was deleted from an occurrence book,an Inquiry heard.
Lonmin security officers should not have been allowed to participate in the police's joint operations centre (JOC), the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
The force used against protesting Marikana miners, leading to 34 deaths, was disproportionate, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
Lonmin unduly influenced the SA Police Service to act against protesting Marikana miners, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
An evidence leader at the Farlam Commission said there was an attempt to hide footage of Lonmin guards firing rubber bullets at Marikana strikers.
Lonmin security guards did not assist protesting Marikana miners attacked by National Union of Mineworkers members in 2012, an inquiry heard.
The National Council of Trade Unions called for miners implicated in the Marikana killings during the platinum sector strike in 2012 to be protected by police.
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