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Lawyer reminds Farlam of his limits

2014-11-13 17:40

The outcome of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry will have several limitations because it is not a court of law, Ishmael Semenya SC, for the SA Police Service, says.

Lonmin did not care - Marikana miner

2014-08-25 14:42

The violence at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana occurred because mine bosses did not care, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Some Marikana victims shot by miners, inquiry told

2013-11-26 22:38

Protesting miners at Marikana shot some of their colleagues in a clash with police in August last year, a senior police officer says.

Cop quizzed over Marikana shooting

2013-10-30 13:17

A Marikana cop has been questioned at the Farlam Commission over the continued shooting last year, despite the repeated “cease-fire calls”.

Individuals caused Marikana deaths, inquiry hears

2013-10-24 13:14

The shooting of 34 miners at Marikana was not due to the police's dispersal plan, but came down to the actions of individual police officers, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Raking in the rands

2013-07-28 20:20

South Africa's top advocates reportedly are raking in millions, sparking concerns that the conferral of senior counsel status is "tantamount to a licence to print money".

Phiyega: Marikana was 'unprecedented'

2013-05-28 14:38

Police have successfully dealt with most protests and gatherings, but the Marikana situation was unprecedented, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Fears that inquiry drags into 2014

2013-04-25 22:29

Lawyers at the hearings into the Marikana unrest are worried that the proceedings will drag on until 2014, the Farlam Commission on Inquiry has heard.

Phiyega: Marikana outcome was unintended

2013-03-26 13:39

The police intervention plan for the troubled Marikana mines was good but got disrupted, national police chief Riah Phiyega says.

Marikana sangoma gunned down

2013-03-25 12:15
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The sangoma believed to have performed rituals on protesting Lonmin mineworkers in Marikana, North West, has been gunned down, the Farlam Commission has heard.

Wounded Marikana miners 'shot again'

2012-12-20 16:02

Protesting mineworkers who survived the initial shooting by police at Marikana were "searched and then shot again", the Farlam commission has heard.

Semenya to clean up cricket

2011-05-10 09:02

Advocate Ishmael Semenya SC has been given the responsibility of cleaning up the mess at Cricket South Africa.

 

'No point' in questioning Marikana witness

2014-08-27 17:55

A lawyer for the SA Police Service has abandoned his cross-examination of Xolani Nzuza, one of the strike leaders when mineworkers were shot dead in Marikana in 2012.

Marikana cop admits to shooting order

2014-04-29 14:51

Maverick senior police officer Lieutenant Colonel Salmon Vermaak has admitted to telling a police member to “shoot somebody” during a 2012 strike by Marikana mineworkers.

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.

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.

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.

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 cops had to act - Scott

2013-11-07 14:03

The police deployed at Marikana had an obligation to take action after being threatened by protesting mineworkers, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Cops had to act on Marikana, inquiry hears

2013-10-24 16:08

The state had an obligation to subdue the Lonmin mineworkers' strike in Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Concern over 'damning' Marikana statement

2013-09-25 13:12

Police representatives at the Farlam inquiry have expressed concern about “damning” statements attributed to the evidence leader about the police's evidence being untrue.

Lonmin lawyers on the attack at inquiry

2013-06-04 18:42

Lawyer Dali Mpofu's statements directed at national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, have been shot down by other lawyers at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Phiyega rejects newspaper report

2013-05-23 14:22

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega was misrepresented in a Sowetan newspaper article shortly after the Marikana shootings, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Fewer cops in Marikana on fatal day

2013-04-22 14:47

Police numbers in Marikana had been declining in the week that 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana contradictions haunt Phiyega

2013-03-25 14:30

Police Chief Riah Phiyega has been questioned by the evidence leading team at the Farlam Commission regarding the statement she issued to the media a day after 34 mineworkers were killed.

NUM: Lonmin security failed us

2013-02-01 19:00

Lonmin security has failed the NUM days before the deadly shooting at its Marikana mine, the Farlam commission of inquiry has heard.

Cop refuses to be critical of Marikana events

2012-12-13 21:27

A public order police training expert has refused to criticise an operation that led to 34 striking miners being shot dead by police at Marikana in the North West.

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