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Amcu’s lawyer says the police should have intervened when the union's president told them Lonmin was not willing to engage with workers.
The alleged murderer of a sangoma killed before he could testify at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry has been arrested.
Police officials had labelled last year's Marikana unrest as an “Amcu unrest”, the Farlam Commission heard.
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Police did not foresee the reaction of protesting Lonmin miners to the deployment of barbed wire, the Farlam Commission heard.
A police decision to end a gathering of striking miners at Marikana was taken before the fatal shooting on August 16, the Farlam Commission heard.
Most parties involved in the Farlam Commission of Inquiry support a call for its hearings to be moved from Rustenburg to Pretoria.
Lawyers at the hearings into the Marikana unrest are worried that the proceedings will drag on until 2014, the Farlam Commission heard.
Police are reviewing several operational aspects following the Marikana wage-related unrest last year that left 44 people dead, the Farlam Commission heard.
Advocate Dali Mpofu is expected to rejoin the Farlam Commission of Inquiry this week.
Police had not anticipated the communications difficulties they faced during the Marikana unrest, the Farlam Commission heard.
Senior police officers were not at the scene where 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead in Marikana, the Farlam Commission heard.
Police had not anticipated making as many arrests as they did during the Marikana unrest, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
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