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Lonmin executive to give evidence at Marikana Commission

Wednesday 23 July 2014 06:35

Lonmin executive Michael da Costa is expected to give evidence at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria on Wednesday.

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“Mr X” stands down from Marikana Commission after stomach problem

Tuesday 22 July 2014 18:49

The evidence by controversial police witness, Mr X, at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, has been stood down until Friday after he complained of a stomach problem.

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 The lawyer for the injured and arrested Marikana mineworkers ,advocate Dali Mpofu (R).
Mr X defends police

Tuesday 22 July 2014 12:34

The crucial witness known only as Mr X has come to the defence of the police.

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Mr X back in hot seat at Marikana Inquiry

Monday 21 July 2014 05:34

The legal representative for trade union Amcu is expected to cross-examine a police witness, known only as Mr X, when the Marikana Commission of Inquiry resumes on Monday morning.

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Mr X is expected to conclude his testimony on Tuesday.
Mpofu to grill ‘Mr X’ at Marikana inquiry

Sunday 20 July 2014 16:52

The lawyer for the injured and arrested Marikana mineworkers ,advocate Dali Mpofu, is expected to grill police witness Mr X when the Marikana Commission of Inquiry resumes on Monday morning.

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Malema goes to court over Parliament ejection: Report

Sunday 20 July 2014 12:40

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has taken National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chairperson Thandi Modise to court in a bid to have his ejection from Parliament declared unlawful.

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The commission is investigating the deaths of 44 people in Marikana.
Mr X recalls how guards were hacked to death

Friday 18 July 2014 06:42

The Marikana Commission of Inquiry has heard how two Lonmin security guards were hacked to death despite pleading for mercy during an unprotected strike in Marikana in August 2012.

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The Marikana commission is investigating the deaths of 44 people killed during the Lonmin strike in North West.
Mr X identity questioned at Marikana inquiry

Thursday 17 July 2014 11:39

Evidence leaders at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry asked controversial police witness, Mr X, about his identity when he resumed his testimony on Thursday.

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Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa concluded his testimony at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry on Tuesday.
Mpofu wants Mthethwa charged for Marikana tragedy

Wednesday 16 July 2014 05:49

Advocate Dali Mpofu, says former police minister Nathi Mthethwa should be criminally charged for his role in the Lonmin strike that led to the death of 44 people at Marikana in 2012.

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Mthethwa defends police action in Marikana

Tuesday 15 July 2014 12:43

Former Police Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, has defended the police's actions during the August 2012 Marikana shootings.

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Mthethwa should take full responsibility

Tuesday 15 July 2014 09:14

The director of the Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa, Advocate Paul Hoffman, says the most important thing is that former police minister Nathi Mthethwa should take liability.

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Former Police minister is back in the hot seat at the Marikana commission of inquiry in Pretoria.
Mthethwa back at Marikana inquiry

Tuesday 15 July 2014 05:05

Cross-examination of former police minister Nathi Mthethwa was expected to continue at the Marikana commission of inquiry, sitting in Centurion, on Tuesday.

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Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry that Police have to defend themselves because there is fire out there.
Mthethwa explains Marikana "fighting fire with fire" remarks

Monday 14 July 2014 17:06

The shootings and deaths at Marikana should not have happened in a democratic South Africa, former police minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Monday.

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Former Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.
Mthethwa in the hot seat at Marikana inquiry

Monday 14 July 2014 06:01

Former Police Minister, Nathi Mthethwa will testify at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry on Monday morning.

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NUM members urged to defend themselves physically

Sunday 6 July 2014 06:16

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) acting president Thamsanqa Matosa has called on its members to defend themselves physically if they are threatened.

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Mineworkers robbed of their salaries: Reports

Saturday 5 July 2014 11:55

The world’s third-largest platinum producer, Lonmin, has appealed to the North West police and security officials to continue patrolling the mining areas which saw recent labour unrest.

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Miners are celebrating what they call resilience and patience.
Platinum mining communities back in business

Friday 4 July 2014 10:25

Platinum mine workers are rejoicing as mining company, Lonmin, deposited their back pay on Thursday and will continue to do so on Friday.

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The Marikana Commission of Inquiry is investigating the deaths of 44 people who died as a result of the strike.
Mr. X’s evidence false: Evidence leaders

Tuesday 1 July 2014 15:57

Evidence leaders at the Marikana Commission in Centurion have suggested that Mr. X's evidence about AMCU leader's presence at Marikana on the 14th August 2012 is false.

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President Jacob Zuma on Monday again extended the Farlam Commission of Inquiry's probe into Marikana shootings.
Strikers decided to kill police: Witness

Monday 30 June 2014 20:20

Strikers decided to kill police during a platinum sector strike in Marikana, North West, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria heard on Monday.

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 The commission is investigating the deaths of 44 people during strike-related violence at Lonmin's platinum mining operations at Marikana.
Zuma extends deadline for Marikana inquiry

Monday 30 June 2014 16:16

President Jacob Zuma on Monday again extended the Farlam Commission of Inquiry's probe into the August 2012 Marikana shootings in the North West, the presidency said.

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