SABC News - Marikana


It is alleged that Marikana police either arrive late to crime scenes or don’t arrive at all
Police in Marikana accused of poor policing

Saturday 28 May 2016 15:21

Marikana police are reportedly failing to serve the people in the areas they police.


Former brigadier and police media relations officer Lindela Mashigo.
Former Saps spokesperson accused of concealing critical information

Friday 6 May 2016 18:49

Former brigadier and media relations officer Lindela Mashigo who was involved in the police's media relations during the Marikana labour unrests has been accused of concealing critical information.


Lindela Mashigo accused Riah Phiyega of instructing him to change critical information on the media statement.
Ex-police officer to continue testimony at Claasen inquiry

Friday 6 May 2016 05:52

The Claasen Inquiry is expected to resume with the cross -examination of a former police brigadier who was involved in media relations during the 2012 Marikana shootings.


Suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega is alleged to have insisted that the statement show that the police had withdrawn from the scene.
More damning allegations against Phiyega

Thursday 5 May 2016 19:04

More damning allegations are emerging at the Claassen Inquiry into former National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office.


Phiyega ordered changes in a 2012 press release

Thursday 5 May 2016 12:48

A former police spokesperson says suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega ordered changes to a press statement released on August 17, 2012.


  Monwabisi Ntlati (L) testified that the decision to disarm and disperse the striking mine workers on August 16 where 34 miners were shot dead by the police was from the police's national management.
Ntlati to continue testimony at Claassen inquiry

Thursday 5 May 2016 07:43

The Claassen board of inquiry is on Thursday morning expected to commence with the cross-examination of Captain Monwabisi Ntlati who took the stand on Wednesday.


 The inquiry is also probing whether Riah Phiyega together with the police leadership misled the Farlam commission.
First witness to take stand in Phiyega hearing

Wednesday 4 May 2016 06:19

The board of inquiry into the fitness of suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega to hold office is expected to hear the testimony of its first witness on Wednesday.


The Farlam Commission recommended an inquiry to determine suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega’s fitness to hold office.
Terms of reference dominate first day of Phiyega hearings

Tuesday 3 May 2016 21:55

Rules of engagement took centre stage on the first day of the Claassen Board of Inquiry into the fitness to hold office of suspended Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega.


Phiyega’s ‘fitness to hold office’ inquiry starts on Tuesday  

Monday 2 May 2016 21:07

A board of inquiry into suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office will start in Pretoria on Tuesday.


Police minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says the panel will deal with critical issues in policing.
Nhleko appoints panel to review public order policing

Friday 29 April 2016 18:15

Nkosinathi Nhleko has appointed retired Judge, David Ntshangase, to lead the Panel of experts who will, among other things, review Public Order Policing in South Africa.


The new development is aimed at easing the housing shortage, instead it has brought conflict, pitting community members against each other.
Illegal Marikana housing occupants given grace period

Thursday 28 April 2016 18:42

The illegal occupants of a government housing development in Marikana near Rustenburg have been given a temporary grace period.


The residents occupied the housing units worth more than R 700 million, arguing that those on the list do not reside in Marikana.
Dee Day for illegal occupants of RDP houses in Marikana

Thursday 28 April 2016 05:48

Thursday is the deadline on which those who are illegally occupying the Breaking New Ground houses should explain to the High Court in Mahikeng why they should not be evicted.


KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu.
Reconciliation is everyone’s responsibility: Mchunu

Wednesday 27 April 2016 20:40

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has dismissed claims that government has abandoned reconciliation and nation building and that is the reason why pockets of racism still exist in the country.


Suspended Police Commissioner, General Riah Phiyega is planning to approach the High Court for review of the adverse Farlam Commission findings against her, for her role in the Marikana police killing
Phiyega prepared to fight to clear her name

Tuesday 26 April 2016 18:47

Riah Phiyega is preparing a fight to clear her name, as the Klaasen Commission of Inquiry, into her fitness to hold office, begins its hearings in Pretoria next week.


Tension broke out earlier this week as illegal occupants face eviction in Marikana.
Well-trained public order police needed in Marikana: DA

Sunday 24 April 2016 12:45

DA Member of Parliament, and Spokesperson on Human Settlements, Makashule Gana says well-trained public order police should facilitate the possible eviction of illegal occupants in Marikana.


Suspects accused of killing Marikana NUM secretary freed

Monday 18 April 2016 19:11

The North West High Court has withdrawn a murder charge against three accused mine workers accused of killing a NUM branch secretary in October 2012.


IPID lacks funds for Marikana probe

Tuesday 12 April 2016 18:43

IPID has told Parliament that it needs five million rand for its Marikana investigation, but has been unable to source money from Treasury.


North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo.
ANC accuses EFF of intimidation in Marikana

Sunday 3 April 2016 19:23

There have been reports of alleged confrontations between members of the ANC and EFF in the North West mining town of Marikana.


Police deployed to Marikana as Mahumapelo meets residents

Sunday 3 April 2016 12:39

A strong contingent of police has been deployed at Marikana where North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, is to meet residents about the allocation of houses.


Voter registration marred by protests

Saturday 5 March 2016 19:01

Several IEC centres across the country were shut down and registration processes disrupted by protests over demarcation and service delivery issues.


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