Marikana: Some shot miners may've been cuffed

2012-11-05 15:27
Marikana inquiry (Picture: Sapa)

Marikana inquiry (Picture: Sapa)

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

Rustenburg - Evidence has emerged that some of the 34 Marikana slain may have been shot with their hands cuffed behind their backs.

Advocate Dali Mpofu said during cross examination of police forensic expert, Captain Apollo Jeremiah Mohlaki, that two of the bodies seen in footage from a police video appeared to be lying face down with their hands tied behind them.

In the video, shot at the scene known as Klein Koppie where 18 of the 34 were killed, bodies are seen strewn across the veld and between rocks.

Members of the public, including family members and widows of the deceased, watched in horror as graphic images of the dead were shown.

A ripple of disbelief swept through the auditorium when police videographers were heard laughing as they moved through the bodies.

Earlier, the cries of family members of victims of the 16 August shooting tore through the Rustenburg Civic Centre auditorium, forcing the brief adjournment of proceedings at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.

This happened after it emerged that the body of Thobile Mpumza, was riddled with 12 bullets.

Family members broke down, leading to commission chairperson Judge Ian Farlam, calling for a brief adjournment.

The commission resumed 10 minutes later, and a resolution was taken that the bodies will be referred to only by the letters they were identified with by forensic experts who investigated the scene.

The hearing continues.

Read more on:    mahikeng  |  marikana inquiry  |  mining unrest

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

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
101 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
SA road trips you’ll never forget

Fill the tank and head for the open road to see our beautiful country at your own pace.

/News
 

Must see! The most luxurious dog house!

This dog house comes with a treadmill and hot tub, you have to see it!

 
 

Luxury living

WIN!
Ridiculous demands people with too much money make
8 of the priciest places to dock your yacht
Habits of the world’s richest people
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something may upset the apple cart today which can leave you feeling a bit out of balance. Blame it on the new Moon as there is a...read more

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.