Charges against 279 miners who were arrested during the August 2012 unrest in Marikana have been dropped.
If justice is to be done to the issue of the underlying causes of the Marikana unrest then a separate inquiry must be done, Dali Mpofu has said.
A man conceded at the Farlam Commission that he incorrectly assumed police in a helicopter were shooting at workers.
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The car of two Lonmin mine security guards would not start during an attack from armed, protesting mineworkers, the Farlam Commission heard.
It was irrational for Lonmin mine management to visit the hill where thousands of striking miners were gathered in Marikana, an inquiry has heard.
Amcu has expressed shock at the murder of one of its senior officials Bongani “Bhayi” Mehlonkomo in Marikana.
Bongani “Bhayi” Mehlonkomo was walking home when occupants of a car opened fire and killed him, North West police said.
Lonmin executive Michael da Costa is expected to give evidence at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.
Proceedings at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry were postponed after police witness, known only as “Mr X”, fell ill.
Mr X was called by the SA Police Service to testify as a public relations exercise, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
The SA Communist Party has called for the Marikana inquiry to be wrapped up as it claims lawyers were profiting from the tragedy.
“Mr Mpofu has insulted me. He said I don't have a brain. We are going to discuss this in court.”
A police witness, known only as Mr X, hit back at lawyers casting aspersions on his mental state at the Marikana inquiry.
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