Police to brief Parliament on Farlam recommendations

2016-05-25 05:46

Parliament – Police management is expected to brief MPs on Wednesday on progress made in implementing the Farlam Commission of Inquiry’s recommendations.

The commission, headed by the retired judge Ian Farlam, investigated the deaths of 44 people killed during strike-related unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana, Rustenburg, in August 2012.

Its recommendations included an inquiry into the fitness to hold office of suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, for the National Prosecuting Authority to investigate several of the killings, and whether police exceeded the bounds of self and private defence in shooting 34 Lonmin strikers on August 16.

The Phiyega inquiry began in Pretoria on May 3 and was concluded by May 6.

Police were also expected to brief the police portfolio committee on a new training programme and interventions in hotspots around the country.

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