Magistrate postpones Marikana case

2012-08-30 15:44
Some of the striking Lonmin miners. (Felix Dlangamandla, Beeld)

Some of the striking Lonmin miners. (Felix Dlangamandla, Beeld)

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Pretoria - A magistrate granted a postponement in the Marikana case in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, eNCA reported.

Two hundred and seventy men appeared in court in connection with violence near the Marikana mine.

The matter was postponed for seven days.

Earlier, heads turned as expelled ANCYL leader Julius Malema walked into the courtroom before 14:00, accompanied by suspended ANCYL secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa and suspended league spokesperson Floyd Shivambu.

At the time, Magistrate Esau Bodigelo was going through arguments presented by prosecutor Nigel Carpenter and the defence team, made up of six attorneys.

The State wanted the group’s bail application put off for seven days, when it says particulars of every individual would have been verified by the police.

The men's lawyers wanted them released urgently, arguing that some of the men were not getting medication for chronic illnesses such as tuberculosis and HIV.

Read more on:    lonmin  |  julius malema  |  mahikeng  |  mining  |  protests  |  mining unrest

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