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Lucas Ledwaba

Family members walk out of Marikana hearing

18 April 2013 13:46

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.

More bullet holes in cops’ Marikana story

7 April 2013 10:00

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.

Another difficult day for Phiyega

3 April 2013 17:12

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.

Parties circle the political air after Marikana

24 March 2013 10:00

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.

An eerie echo of apartheid

24 March 2013 10:00

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.