ARTICLES RELATING TO IAN FARLAM

Strict cover for Marikana's Mr X

2014-04-15 16:23

Stringent process will have to be followed at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry when a key police witness, dubbed Mr X, testifies, retired Judge Ian Farlam has ruled.

Farlam to rule on Marikana's Mr X

2014-04-14 20:05

Clarity will be given on whether a Marikana police witness, dubbed Mr X, will be allowed to testify in camera, from an undisclosed location.

My input was ignored - Marikana cop

2014-04-10 14:45

Senior police officers in charge at Marikana in August 2012 should have stopped the intervention much sooner, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Poor planning led to Marikana shooting - cop

2014-04-03 13:53

Dubious decision-making, planning, and briefing of police officers led to the August 2012 Marikana shootings, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mystery of Marikana tear gas, clashes

2014-03-29 09:31

Mystery still surrounds the identity of a police officer who ordered the firing of tear gas at Marikana that led to a fatal clash on 13 August 2012.

Bizos queries top cop absence at Marikana

2014-03-27 13:04

Senior police officers should have led from the front when police moved to confront striking Lonmin miners at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

I won't be Marikana fall guy - cop

2014-03-25 20:30

The police wanted North West air wing commander Salmon Vermaak to take the blame for the deaths of Marikana miners, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Miners didn't know reason for arrest - Mpofu

2014-03-18 18:18

Protesting Marikana miners were not told why they were being arrested in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mr X heading to Marikana inquiry

2014-03-17 12:51

The SA Police Service has submitted an application to the Farlam Commission of Inquiry for a witness dubbed Mr X to testify in-camera through a video link.

Marikana 'shooter' comes under fire

2014-03-13 14:50

Counsel for Marikana miners wounded and arrested in August 2012 got the opportunity to question a police officer who fired shots during the strike-related unrest.

Cop quizzed over Malema remarks

2014-02-21 05:30

Remarks about EFF leader Julius Malema prompted some pointed questions to North West police chief Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Mpofu: Charge top cop for Marikana deaths

2014-02-17 19:22

North West police chief Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo must face murder charges in connection with the shooting of miners, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Cop: We failed at Marikana

2014-02-06 21:14

North West police chief Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo has conceded that police intervention in a mine strike at Marikana, North West, was a failure.

Top cop hit out after Marikana

2014-01-31 19:10

North West police Air Wing Commander Salmon Vermaak criticised the police's handling of the strike at Lonmin mine in Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana cop accuses Amcu leader of lying

2014-01-30 19:04

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa lied when he testified at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, North West police commissioner Zukiswa Mbombo says.

Top cop outlines Marikana turbulence

2014-01-29 21:12

North West police chief has recalled details about events leading up to the Marikana shooting in 2012.

Cops deny 'channelling' Marikana miners

2014-01-29 13:56

The police never planned to channel striking miners towards the place where they were shot in Marikana in 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mothutlung ammo raised at Marikana inquiry

2014-01-28 14:08

Police evidence, given previously, stating that the use of shotgun pellets had been discontinued since 2006, has been questioned at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Marikana weapons were illegal - cop

2014-01-24 14:26

Protesting Lonmin mineworkers in Marikana, near Rustenburg, were illegally carrying dangerous weapons despite interventions by police, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana cops may kill again - advocate

2014-01-23 19:29

Lonmin miners live in fear because the "murder suspects" who shot dead their colleagues in 2012 had not been suspended, the Farlam Commision of inquiry has heard.

Latest Marikana strike different - cop

2014-01-23 13:13

An ongoing strike at Rustenburg platinum mines is totally different from the August 2012 protests that left 44 people dead, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana cop 'poisoned' minds

2014-01-21 16:12

The operational police commander during the Marikana shootings coached the evidence of subordinates on the event in 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana cops not co-operating - advocate

2014-01-17 14:31

Farlam Commission of Inquiry evidence leader Advocate Geoff Budlender has accused the police of not co-operating with the commission.

Marikana shooting was not revenge - cop

2014-01-14 14:43

The police operational commander has told the Farlam Commission that the shooting of striking mineworkers was not revenge for the earlier killing of two police officers in Marikana.

Concerns over SAPS inaccuracies on Marikana

2014-01-07 17:29

Evidence leaders at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry have noted inaccuracies in the police version of events during the deadly 2012 confrontation with striking Lonmin mineworkers at Marikana.

 

Marikana's Mr X to testify in camera

2014-04-15 13:59

A police witness, dubbed Mr X, will testify in camera, from a remote undisclosed location to the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, retired Judge Ian Farlam has ruled.

Discontent among Marikana SAPS - cop

2014-04-14 13:22

Police officers deployed at Marikana had severe grievances regarding the control of the operation, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Merafe has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Marikana police plan under fire

2014-04-09 13:13

A police plan to curb violence at Lonmin's mining operations at Marikana should have been put into practice differently, North West police officer Lieutenant Colonel Salmon Vermaak says.

I will expose Marikana's Mr X - Mpofu

2014-04-01 14:36

Photographs and details of a protected Marikana witness, dubbed Mr X, will be widely distributed among mineworkers, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana widow demands justice

2014-03-27 19:13

The wife of a policeman who was killed in Marikana in 2012, and critically wounded Lieutenant Shitumo Solomon Baloyi await justice, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana, Sharpeville same strategy - Bizos

2014-03-27 05:30

Similarities are evident between the way police shot citizens at Sharpeville and the shooting of Marikana miners, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mpemba 'lost control' after Marikana cops killings

2014-03-24 17:44

North West deputy provincial police chief William Mpembe was overcome by emotion and lost control after two policemen were killed at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana evidence leader supports bid for Mr X

2014-03-17 17:04

The evidence leader at the Marikana inquiry supports an application to have a police witness, identified as Mr X, testify from a remote location.

Marikana cop quizzed on 'tampering'

2014-03-13 17:53

Police evidence suggesting traditional weapons were removed from dead and injured Marikana miners at the request of paramedics has come under scrutiny.

Marikana families dressed in EFF regalia

2014-02-24 15:45
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Families of slain Marikana miners have arrived at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria dressed in red EFF-branded berets and T-shirts.

Cop: Marikana bloodshed was unforeseen

2014-02-20 16:29

Police did not expect that protesting Marikana mineworkers would be killed in police operations during the wage-related unrest, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Cop quizzed over Marikana resources

2014-02-10 21:05

North West police chief Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo did not know that her charges had ordered 4 000 bullets during last year's strike at Marikana.

Marikana cop admits 'slip of the tongue'

2014-02-06 18:24

The North West police chief has conceded that she made a blunder about "ending" the strike during a television interview about protests at Marikana.

Top cops clash over Marikana facts

2014-01-31 13:04

North West police Air Wing Commander Salmon Vermaak "did not say the truth" when he previously testified at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, North West police commissioner says.

Ramaphosa raised at Marikana inquiry

2014-01-30 13:16

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa made inquiries to Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa about unrest at Lonmin mine in Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

I didn't shoot anyone at Marikana - cop

2014-01-29 14:41

A senior policeman has disputed proposals made to the Farlam Commission of Inquiry on suggesting that he should face prosecution for murdering protesting Lonmin mineworkers.

Marikana truth will be revealed - Farlam

2014-01-28 19:01

Precise details of how events unfolded before and during the August 2012 Marikana shootings will be revealed, retired Judge Ian Farlam says.

Marikana cops amplified threats - lawyer

2014-01-27 19:41

The police exaggerated threats of violence they got from protesting Lonmin mineworkers at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Deadly police force - timeline

2014-01-23 19:54

Amid calls for murder charges to be brought against police for the 2012 Marikana shootings, the injury and death of civilians at the hands of the police continue to make headlines.

Mpofu: Charge Marikana cops with murder

2014-01-23 18:26

Lawyers will recommend that 60 people must be charged with murder in connection with the Marikana shooting, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Charge Marikana cop with murder - Mpofu

2014-01-21 19:32

The operational police commander during the Marikana shootings must be charged with murder, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Farlam demands police co-operation

2014-01-18 16:01

National police chief Riah Phiyega may be called to explain why documents and a recording requested by evidence leaders at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry have not been supplied.

SAPS viewed as killing machine - Mpofu

2014-01-15 19:17

Some South Africans now view the SA Police Service as a "killing machine", the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Bizos: Marikana top cop wilfully blind, deaf

2014-01-13 22:37

The police's operational commander during the intervention at Marikana has been quizzed at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry about his absence from the scene.

Marikana families take festive break

2013-12-04 21:19

Families of the Lonmin mineworkers shot in Marikana, North West, last year will re-join the public hearings in January.

 
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