ARTICLES RELATING TO IAN FARLAM

Lonmin guards fled Marikana miners, inquiry hears

2014-07-25 14:38

Lonmin security guards almost crashed their cars into each other while fleeing from protesting miners on 12 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Car jammed as miners attacked us - Lonmin guards

2014-07-23 22:29

The car of two Lonmin mine security guards would not start during an attack from armed, protesting mineworkers, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Inquiry postponed over ill Mr X

2014-07-22 16:35

Proceedings at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry have been postponed after police witness, known only as "Mr X", fell ill.

Marikana inquiry enriching lawyers - SACP

2014-07-21 21:14

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the events at Marikana in August 2012 is enriching lawyers and should be wrapped up without further delays, the SA Communist Party says.

Mr X insulted by Mpofu's accusations over mental state

2014-07-21 16:35

A police witness, known only as Mr X, has hit back at lawyers casting aspersions on his mental state at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.

Marikana lawyers rake in R5.13m

2014-07-20 12:29

Lawyers representing hundreds of miners injured and arrested during the 2012 Marikana shooting have received about R5.13m in legal fees.

Mr X: My life is in danger

2014-07-18 14:05

Police witness Mr X believes he will be killed by fellow mineworkers if he is released from police protection, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Widows walk out of Marikana inquiry

2014-07-18 12:16

Widows of those killed at Marikana in August 2012 have staged a walk-out from the commission that is probing the circumstances that led to their husbands' deaths.

Mr X to testify at Marikana inquiry

2014-07-17 07:28

A police witness, known only as Mr X, is expected to testify at the Farlam inquiry into the 2012 unrest in Marikana, after earlier testifying via video link.

Ramaphosa, Mthethwa 'should explain Marikana'

2014-07-15 16:01

Families of Lonmin mineworkers killed at Marikana want Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and former police minister Nathi Mthethwa to explain how their relatives were slain.

Mthethwa starts testifying at Marikana inquiry

2014-07-14 10:57

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa has started testifying on the role of the SA Police Service during the Marikana strike, at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Mr X 'mentally exhausted'

2014-07-03 17:00

Police witness, only identified as "Mr X", has asked the Farlam Commission of Inquiry to give him a break because he is “mentally exhausted”.

Mr X's credibility questioned

2014-07-01 20:38

Phone records indicate that police witness "Mr X", is falsifying evidence, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mining communities set for big changes

2014-06-27 20:47

A special committee will be tasked with strengthening co-operation between the government, communities and the industry in the North West, says the premier.

Mr X a competent witness, Farlam rules

2014-06-23 15:48

An application for a witness known only as Mr X to be referred for mental observation has been dismissed by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Mr X: Sangoma gave us rules to follow

2014-06-20 12:34
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Striking Lonmin mineworkers were given rules to follow after being taken through rituals by a sangoma that involved the burning of live sheep, a witness known as Mr X has told the Farlam Commission.

Gasps as Mr X revealed at inquiry

2014-06-19 13:07
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Gasps and whispers were heard as the face of the mysterious witness dubbed Mr X was revealed for the first time at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

'Mr X' set to testify at Farlam commission

2014-06-19 07:16

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry will continue public hearings into the Marikana shootings with the testimony of the highly anticipated witness known as ‘Mr X’.

Marikana's Mr X to testify at a later date

2014-05-26 18:41

A man identified only as Mr X will not testify this week about the 2012 Marikana shootings, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the events says.

Marikana workers still face charges for 2012

2014-05-20 20:43

Criminal charges stemming from the August 2012 Marikana shooting still exist and Lonmin mineworkers continue to appear in court for them.

Don't rush Marikana probe, SAHRC warns

2014-05-14 19:46

Oral evidence before the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the 2012 Marikana shooting should not be rushed, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Marikana changes 'will diminish report'

2014-05-12 22:04

Amendments to the terms of reference of the Farlam Commission will diminish the commission's final report, the Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution says.

Row brews as Zuma alters Marikana investigation

2014-05-10 14:55
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A major row is brewing over the release of a presidential proclamation that bans the commission into the Marikana massacre from investigating possible government complicity.

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.

 

Lonmin security guard to be cross-examined

2014-07-25 06:31

The cross-examination of a Lonmin security guard is expected to take place when the Farlam Commission of Inquiry resumes.

Cops must halt Marikana linked murders - Farlam

2014-07-23 13:15

Police must stop the murders of people linked to the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, commission chairperson retired Judge Ian Farlam says.

Farlam Commission continues

2014-07-22 06:26

The cross-examination of a police witness known as Mr X is expected to continue at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.

Mr X lashes out at Mpofu during inquiry

2014-07-21 19:14

The cross-examination of a police witness, known only as Mr X, has become intense as the mineworker insisted he had been insulted.

Marikana Mr X discards muti for Christ

2014-07-21 14:27

A police witness, known only as Mr X, has converted to Christianity, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mr X twisting facts - Ntsebeza

2014-07-18 17:50

Lawyers for families of slain Marikana mineworkers say statements made by police witness Mr X to the Farlam Commission of Inquiry vary.

Marikana widows return to commission

2014-07-18 13:51

The widows of those killed at Marikana in August 2012 have returned to the chamber where the Farlam Commission is sitting after staging a walk-out.

Amcu leader blamed for Marikana - Mr X

2014-07-17 13:42

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa caused the confrontation between police officers and striking Marikana miners which left 34 people dead, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Ramaphosa 'used' Mthethwa at Marikana

2014-07-15 18:57

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa used former Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa to exert political pressure on the police to act against protesters in Marikana, the Farlam Commission has heard.

Mthethwa: No political pressure over Marikana

2014-07-14 12:18

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa has denied he was under political pressure to intervene in the deadly mining strike at Marikana in Rustenburg two years ago.

Ramaphosa, Mthethwa to testify at Marikana inquiry

2014-07-03 19:00

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and former police minister Nathi Mthethwa will testify at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry this month.

We were told not to bath for 7 days - Mr X

2014-07-03 14:03

Striking Marikana mineworkers have been instructed not to bath for seven days after undergoing muti rituals, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana inquiry extended for 2 months

2014-06-30 18:02

President Jacob Zuma has again extended the Farlam Commission of Inquiry's probe into the August 2012 Marikana shootings in the North West.

Level of force at Marikana under spotlight

2014-06-27 14:25

Factors influencing the level of force used by the police during the Marikana shootings have come under the spotlight at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Mr X: These people are using muti against me

2014-06-20 14:12

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has been postponed because police witness Mr X claims that there are others who are using muti to make him sick.

Mr X: We killed people at Marikana

2014-06-19 14:52

The much-anticipated police witness dubbed Mr X has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry he was involved in killings and destruction of property at Marikana.

More media as 'Mr X' about to testify

2014-06-19 11:45

Media presence at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has increased ahead of the testimony of "Mr X".

We were able to disarm Marikana strikers - cop

2014-05-27 14:37

Police had a 100% success rate when they asked striking mineworkers to put down their weapons at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Cop denies giving shooting order at Marikana

2014-05-26 15:55

A police officer has denied that he gave his members instructions to shoot during the violent strike at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Reinstate clause - Marikana campaign

2014-05-14 22:13

A support group has called on the president to reinstate a deleted clause directing the Farlam Commission of Inquiry to probe the role played by government departments in the Marikana shooting.

Cop traumatised by Marikana pics

2014-05-13 14:52

A senior police officer was traumatised by the photographs of his injured colleagues and miners at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria has heard.

Government off-limits at Marikana commission

2014-05-10 15:52

A major row is brewing over the release of a presidential proclamation that bans the Marikana commission from investigating possible government complicity.

Marikana inquiry extended again

2014-04-25 21:03

The term of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into 44 deaths in Marikana, North West, in 2012 has been extended.

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.

 
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