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February has been a deadly month in South Africa's mines with at least 26 workers, both legal and illegal, killed underground.
Families of slain Marikana miners arrived at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry dressed in red EFF-branded berets and T-shirts.
Remarks about EFF leader Julius Malema prompted some pointed questions to the North West police chief at the Farlam Commission.
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The police should have conducted their own internal review into flaws in its Marikana operation, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
A decision to disarm and arrest Marikana miners in August 2012 did not warrant a diary entry, North West police chief Lt-Gen Zukiswa Mbombo said.
North West police chief Lt-Gen Zukiswa Mbombo says she did not know that her charges ordered 4000 bullets during last year's strike at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana.
North West police chief Lt-Gen Zukiswa Mbombo has conceded that police intervention in a mine strike at Marikana was a failure.
North West police commissioner Lt-Gen Zukiswa Mbombo has queried evidence submitted at the Farlam Commission by her deputy.
Operations at Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine will cease until it has been declared safe for employees after a fire broke out, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said.
The ANC and mining bosses are to blame for the death of eight miners at Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine, the EFF said.
North West provincial police chief Lt-Gen Zukiswa Mbombo was questioned over her actions before the 2012 shooting at Marikana.
Senior police officers did not want Julius Malema to address striking mineworkers as he would gain credibility, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
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