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Protesting Marikana miners were shot by police while they were fleeing in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
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.
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Dumisa Ntsebeza SC, acting for the Marikana miners, has refuted police evidence that they were under threat at Marikana and acted in self defence.
Several mineworkers were shot in the head during the masacre at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
Video evidence showing a confrontation between striking Lonmin miners and police at Marikana will be reconstructed and shown to the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, the SABC reported.
A group of aggressive miners moved towards cops in a crouching position before the Marikana masacre, the Farlam Commission heard.
The police intervention plan to curb the labour unrest at Marikana last year was faulty, the Farlam Commission heard.
Police at Marikana had 225 R5 rifles on the day 34 people were shot, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
According to police crime intelligence Marikana mineworkers were not going to disarm voluntarily, the Farlam Commission heard.
Protesting miners at Marikana shot some of their colleagues in a clash with police in August last year, a senior police officer said.
Police crime intelligence says protesting Marikana mineworkers believed they were invincible before the August 16 massacre.
A senior policeman has denied praising subordinates for the “perfect massacre” after the Marikana shooting last year.
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