With muti, Marikana mineworkers believed they were invincible

Police crime intelligence gathered information that protesting Marikana mineworkers had performed muti rituals and believed they were invincible before the August 16 shootings last year.

Brigadier Adriaan Calitz told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Centurion on Tuesday that even … Read the rest

Marikana inquiry continues

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry, which is investigating the deaths of 44 people during strike-related unrest at Lonmin’s platinum mine in Marikana last year, is expected to continue on Tuesday.

This follows the Constitutional Court ruling regarding funding for the … Read the rest

Mining deaths a joke to police chief

Riah Phiyega

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega reportedly laughed and joked as footage of the killing of 34 miners in a clash with police was screened at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, The Times reported on Wednesday.

Phiyega reportedly joked … Read the rest

Marikana massacre scene inspected

By Genevieve Quintal and Jonisayi Maromo

A judicial inquiry into the shooting of striking Lonmin platinum workers at Marikana in August concluded an inspection on Monday of the hills where the workers were killed.

Two North West crime scene experts … Read the rest