Court to hear urgent Marikana application

2015-06-08 06:05
Jacob Zuma. (GCIS)

Jacob Zuma. (GCIS)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pretoria - Lawyers for mineworkers are set to argue on Monday why President Jacob Zuma should urgently release the Marikana report.

The urgent application in the High Court in Pretoria comes after they wrote to Zuma two weeks ago, warning him to release the report within two days or face legal action.

The application is by mineworkers who were wounded and arrested during the August 2012 violence at Lonmin’s mine in Marikana, North West, as well as by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry was established to investigate the killing of 34 miners in Marikana on August 12, and the deaths of 10 people, including two security guards and two police officers, the preceding week.

The commission's chair, retired judge Ian Farlam, handed a report to Zuma at the end of March.

In an answering affidavit filed on Friday, Zuma reportedly said it was "naïve” to expect that he could release the report so soon.

The City Press reported him as saying in his affidavit that it would take time to make sure the report got the full attention it deserved.

“These anticipated political ramifications require that I fully understand the consequences of the report, least of all because I will have to address the public, if not the nation, on its contents, and answer important [and difficult] questions on its meaning and impact.”

Zuma said in Parliament that he would release the report before the end of June.

Read more on:    jacob zuma  |  marikana inquiry

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
49 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.