A disturbing call came through to the Marikana police station just three days before police opened fire and killed 34 mine workers.
Emotional family members of the victims of the Marikana shootings walked out of the proceedings of a commission investigating the deaths of their loved ones during cross-examination of National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega.
A lawyer representing victims of the Marikana shootings has suggested that police may have withheld crucial video footage from the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.
A senior North West police official says he would never have authorised officers’ decision to pursue Marikana strikers to a second battleground if he’d known people had already been killed.
The commander of the Marikana operation was critical of the police’s plan, evidence before the Marikana Commission of Inquiry suggests.
The Bapo-ba-Mogale clan has lodged an application to oppose a proposed move to relocate the Marikana Commission of Inquiry hearings to Gauteng.
National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega faced another difficult day in which she had to explain why she had not mentioned damaging allegations made by a police officer in her statement before the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.
National police commissioner General Riah Phiyega has evaded answering key questions before the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.
Police officers and lawyers were involved in an altercation at the Rustenburg Civic Centre over pamphlets bearing a message calling for “police not to get away with murder”.
Human Rights Day dawned like no other in the Nkaneng informal settlement, the site of last year’s violent mine workers’ strike that led to the killing of 44 people.
It felt much like the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) all over again: a police commissioner scrambling to defend her political masters and the officers whose guns and bullets snuffed out the lives of 34 men in a matter of minutes.
Fresh allegations of a police killing frenzy at Marikana have surfaced during cross-examination of national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.
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