Marikana: Expert points out where bodies found

2012-10-01 16:33
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Marikana - A crime scene expert has pointed out where the bodies of mine workers were found after the shootings at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana in August.

A large crowd followed retired judge Ian Farlam and his team as they inspected the area on Monday.

The expert pointed out a spot where seven bodies were found. Another five were found next to a kraal, he said.

Farlam asked the expert to show the commission where the barbed wire had been situated.

The commission was then taken a few hundred metres further, to where a single body had been found. The expert said the body, number 16, was found "in the road".

Cartridge cases of various calibres had been found near the body, he said.

Three shotgun cartridges were found in another area.

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