Marikana letter of demand sent to Zuma

By Drum Digital
25 May 2015

The lawyer representing mineworkers who were injured and arrested during the Marikana shooting has sent a letter to President Jacob Zuma on behalf of his clients demanding that he release the Farlam Commission of Inquiry's report.

The lawyer representing mineworkers who were injured and arrested during the Marikana shooting has sent a letter to President Jacob Zuma on behalf of his clients demanding that he release the Farlam Commission of Inquiry's report into the incident.

They had initially set a deadline for 14:00 on Sunday for Zuma to say when he would release the report.

That deadline had now passed.

Presidency spokesperson Harold Maloka would not comment on the deadline, saying the president had already committed himself to releasing the report and would do so in due course.

Lawyer Andries Nkome said if the president did not respond they would have no option but to approach the courts.

In the letter of demand to Zuma dated May 22, and seen by News24, Nkome wrote: "As instructed by our clients, we hereby make an urgent request/demand for you to take all the necessary steps which will result in the immediate release of the Marikana Commission report as soon as possible after receipt of this letter of demand and preferably by no later than 31 May 2015."

In the letter he points out that commission chairperson, retired Judge Ian Farlam, handed over the report to Zuma on March 31, more than 50 days ago.

Source: News24wire.com

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