President 'not ready yet' to release Marikana report

By Drum Digital
11 May 2015

President Jacob Zuma is still processing the Marikana Commission report and will release it publicly "in due course", the Presidency said in a statement on Sunday.

Zuma received the report and also a subsequent briefing on the findings and recommendations from the Commission Chairperson, Judge Ian Farlam, spokesperson , the statement read.

"The Commission was appointed in terms of section 84 (2) (f) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, to investigate matters of public, national and international concern arising out of the events in Marikana which led to the deaths of approximately 44 people, the injury of more than 70 persons and the arrest of more than 250 people."

“The Commission has made some serious recommendations that require careful consideration. Therefore, it is important to apply my mind carefully so that our response ensures that the events that took place in Marikana are not allowed to happen again in our country. Everything is being done to ensure that the matters are concluded as soon as possible," said Zuma in the statement."

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