EFF to lay charges over Marikana - As it happened

2015-07-02 11:39

Get all the highlights from the EFF's media conference during which it revealed that it will be laying criminal charges against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, among others.


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02 Jul 13:31
In summary: The EFF says it is going to lay charges against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, police comissioner General Riah Phiyega, former police minister Nathi Mthethwa and former North West police commissioner Zukiswa Mbombo.

02 Jul 13:28
And that's the end of the media conference.

02 Jul 13:24
We want an Africa that will one day will have one currency and have one president and one government which will preside over this continent - Malema

02 Jul 13:24

This African agenda would have died a natural death without Mugabe - Malema

We are looking for that leadership... everywhere in Africa continent we want a strong AU, he says.

02 Jul 13:22
In SA third term will never work. In SA we subscribe to a notion which says leaders must come and go - Malema

02 Jul 13:22
Malema reckons presidents in the rest of Africa can run for as many terms as they like but it "won't work here (in South Africa)".

02 Jul 13:20
We don't see what's happening in Zimbabwe as anarchy, Malema says.

02 Jul 13:19

On Mugabe, Malema says: From a border perspective he is a man who represents the kind of Africa we want. An Africa where Africans own the land. He's the only one who speaks that language.

The rest of them (African leaders) they're scared of imperialist forces, says Malema.

02 Jul 13:17
He is the only remaining leader in Africa which can stand up to the west and can still tell them where to get off - Malema

02 Jul 13:16
On Mugabe, Malema says: How do you say a man who won elections is a tyrant? He's a revolutionary.

02 Jul 13:15
R10m and R5m compensation we think is a fair amount. We know it will not bring (lives back) - Malema

02 Jul 13:15
We won't allow the Marikana issue to die a natural death, says the EFF leader.

02 Jul 13:14
There is nothing EFF touches which does not become successful, Malema reckons.

02 Jul 13:14
If you've never seen a successful private prosecution, you are going to see it through the EFF - Malema

02 Jul 13:13
Malema issues a kind of warning to current government: Remember 2019 is not far. If the ANC does not remove Zuma by 2019... the masses of our people will have an opportunity to vote for a government who will take these people on

02 Jul 13:10
Watch below: Mines don't use resources to develop communities, must be nationalised, Malema says.

02 Jul 13:09
The EFF has a Golf. Malema says the e-toll bills come to the office but the EFF doesn't pay. He urges people not to pay or register for it.

02 Jul 13:08
The EFF leader says the party doesn't want e-tolls, even if it's just 2c.

02 Jul 13:07
We are in this mess of an economy which is still reflective of colonial patterns of ownership because of Cyril and others in negotiations. What has it done for us except to make him rich? - Malema

02 Jul 13:07
You send (Ramaphosa) to Lesotho - he will not bring peace he will bring a business deal that is what he's good at - Malema

02 Jul 13:06
Ask him (Ramaphosa) - Julius says when you were negotiating you were already looking into opportunities with Vodacom - Malema

02 Jul 13:04
Malema claims: Cyril told us when they were busy with negotiations Vodacom was negotiating entry into SA. Then they told Vodacom that you cannot enter into negotiations because we are removing them. You have to talk to us otherwise when we come into power we going to cancel that deal. That's how he sent people to accumulate stakes in Vodacom.

02 Jul 13:04
Malema: Cyril is like that wherever he enters he starts sniffing for money...  that is his style. I'm not bad mouthing him. He told us that in the Youth League.

02 Jul 13:02
Malema now answering a question on Lesotho: The Lesotho problem is business, contestation of limited resources. Ramaphosa comes in and wants to look for greener pastures in a limited situation.

02 Jul 12:59

Question on compensation fund for mineworkers families.

And another: "How certain are you police and NPA will take on this case?"

02 Jul 12:57
We want police to investigate cases of mineworkers killed before and on August 16. But August 16 is a massacre implemented by the State - Malema

02 Jul 12:56
Malema says on the others killed before August 16, says they focusing on Marikana report and August 16.

02 Jul 12:56
Police who shot people on the ground must be arrested - Malema

02 Jul 12:54
A justice that is racially biased, a justice that has targeted victims is no justice at all, Malema says. Ramaphosa, as ugly as he is, deserves justice as well, he says.

02 Jul 12:51
We cannot be told by ICC non-signatory states that SA should have complied with ICC warrant of arrest, Malema explains after the Al-Bashir debacle. We want a complete overhaul of the ICC, he says. Then we know all these criminals from the USA, Israel, Britain and all over the world will be prosecuted, the EFF leader reckons.

02 Jul 12:48
Malema explains the party's position on the ICC - We need the ICC. The ICC must be reflective of the composition of the world. That should be reflected in its cases, the people it prosecutes.

02 Jul 12:46
Reporter asks about the 10 people killed at Marikana prior to August 16. Mineworkers who were killed on their way to work.

02 Jul 12:46
Malema asked for his opinion on miners considering going to International Criminal Court.

02 Jul 12:43

We do not trust that there is going to be a prosecution of Cyril Ramaphosa, says Malema. We want history to account, he says.

This is why the EFF is opening all these criminal cases, its leader says. We are going to open those cases, we going to follow them up.

We will take them on through a private prosecution - this is if the NDPP does not prosecute, Malema tells media.

02 Jul 12:36
There is no vendetta against Cyril. We were not expelled by Cyril. Our problem with Cyril is he is involved in criminal activity - Malema

02 Jul 12:35

If Ramaphosa is charged through the Criminal Procedure Act they can use section to get cellphone records of that period, says Malema.

We are going to unearth worse that what we heard in the commission, promises the EFF leader.

Malema: This prima facie tells you there is a worse story to be told from Ramaphosa's side. Only the police can unearth that information. We are more than convinced there is most dangerous information hidden in Ramaphosa's electronics.

02 Jul 12:30
There is no targeting of Ramaphosa, Malema tells reporters after he's asked if he's targeting the deputy president for kicking him out of the ANC.

02 Jul 12:28

We want to thank Farlam for having availed himself and for kickstarting this process. He knows this was not the end but the beginning of getting to the bottom of what occurred - Malema

He gave an independent view but we don't agree with it, says Malema. We feel his findings were limited.

02 Jul 12:27
Malema: We think what judge Farlam was asked to do and ordinary commissions operate in a limit space because of terms of reference and don't have much power to go into deeper investigation.

02 Jul 12:26

Politically the EFF will use all available platforms to expose the murderous regime of the ANC, says Malema.

We will fight with everything in our power to expose the callous, oppressive, repressive, murderous nature of the sitting government.

02 Jul 12:23

The party will institute a process of reparations against Lonmin and report Lonmin to SARS.

The EFF will visit Marikana on Friday to open a police case.

The EFF will leave no stone unturned in ensuring all who conspired to kill workers were brought to book.

02 Jul 12:21
EFF to lay charges against Riah Phiyega and former NW police commissioner for instructing the tactical response team to kill workers.

02 Jul 12:21
EFF to lay criminal charges against directors of Lonmin for conspiring to kill workers.

02 Jul 12:20
The EFF will lay charges against Ramaphosa and against Nathi Mthethwa for conspiring to commit murder of workers.

02 Jul 12:20
The EFF rejects the findings that workers carrying traditional weapons was a criminal offence.

02 Jul 12:19
The commission revealed the fact that during the period of workers' strikes for the R12 500, Lonmin dubiously and criminally shifted R1.2bn to a shelf company in Bermuda, says the EFF head. The cost of housing 5 500 of its employees would have cost it R655m.

02 Jul 12:18
Malema: Furthermore, Lonmin is involved in prima facie practices of aggressive tax avoidance.

02 Jul 12:17
Speaking on Lonmin, Malema said the mine failed to employ sufficient safeguards and measures to ensure safety of employees.

02 Jul 12:17

Malema: It should be noted that part of the polticial consideration which police considered were recurrent calls by the politician, Ramaphosa and Nathi Mthethwa.

Malema: It is therefore unthinkable that after all these findings and revelations, the commission went on to exonerate Mr Cyril Ramaphosa.

02 Jul 12:15
Malema reads Chapter 9 C of the report.

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