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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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An instruction for police to review their handling of public unrest was ignored at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
The SA Police Service did not conduct any internal investigation following the Marikana shootings last year, Riah Phiyega said.
Striking Marikana miners suspected police officials tasked to take video footage of the strike were spies, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
A police report confirms that officers shot dead 34 striking mineworkers at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
National police commissioner Riah Phiyega told the Farlam Commission she “cannot say those 34 people were killed by the police”.
Lonmin officials could not talk to “faceless people” during last year's wage-related strike, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said.
There was an injection of police resources into Marikana three days before 34 striking miners were shot dead, the Farlam commission heard.
A total of 761 police officers were deployed to Marikana the day before the August 16 shootings, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard.
Journalist Poloko Tau has scooped a top media prize for his coverage of the Marikana massacre for The Star.
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