'Mr X' set to testify at Farlam commission

2014-06-19 07:16
A screengrab from the documentary Miners Shot Down (YouTube)

A screengrab from the documentary Miners Shot Down (YouTube)

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

Pretoria - The Farlam Commission of Inquiry continues public hearings into the Marikana shootings on Thursday.

The commission, chaired by retired Judge Ian Farlam, will hear the testimony of the highly anticipated witness known as ‘Mr X’, reports the SABC.

The commission is investigating the deaths of 44 people during the violent wage-related strike at Lonmin's platinum mining operations in Marikana near Rustenburg in North West.

On 16 August 2012, 34 people, mostly mineworkers, were shot dead by police, who were allegedly trying to disarm and disperse them.

Ten 10 people, including two policemen and two security guards, were killed during the preceding week.

Mineworkers rejected the National Union of Mineworkers and went on a wildcat strike, demanding to be paid a monthly salary of R12 500.

Read more on:    lonmin  |  ian farlam  |  mahikeng  |  marikana inquiry  |  mining unrest
NEXT ON NEWS24X

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
7 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Your body is extra sensitive to the energies around you today. If you have been burning the candle at both ends, you will benefit...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.