ARTICLES RELATING TO MARIKANA INQUIRY

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.

Seri lambastes false media report

2014-07-20 18:22

A report by the Sunday Independent stating that the lawyers representing hundreds of Marikana miners receiving R5.13m in legal fees is inaccurate and misleading, according to Seri.

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.

Black people fooled by 'new SA' - Malema

2014-07-17 20:48
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Thousands of people, clad mostly in EFF red berets and T-shirts, have packed a hall at the University of Limpopo's Medunsa campus, situated in Ga-Rankuwa outside Pretoria to listen to Julius Malema.

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.

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.

We apologised for Marikana - Mthethwa

2014-07-15 20:16

The government has repeatedly apologised for the death of Marikana miners, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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 back at Marikana inquiry

2014-07-15 06:46

Cross-examination of former police minister Nathi Mthethwa is expected to continue at the Marikana commission of inquiry, sitting in Centurion.

Marikana was a tragedy, says Mthethwa

2014-07-14 14:12

The shootings and deaths at Marikana should not have happened in a democratic South Africa, and "something terribly wrong took place there", former police minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

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.

Marikana strikers decided to kill cops - Mr X

2014-07-01 05:00

Strikers decided to kill police during a platinum sector strike in Marikana, North West, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria has heard.

Alleged spy killed in Marikana, inquiry hears

2014-06-30 13:13

A man believed to be a spy was shot dead by strikers during the violent strike at Lonmin in Marikana in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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.

Premier: Relations damaged in Marikana

2014-06-26 10:18

Relations in Marikana, near Rustenburg in the North West, have been damaged and need to be improved, Premier Supra Mahumapelo says.

Expert: Police didn't plan well enough

2014-06-25 17:00

The police have been criticised for a lack of planning in dealing with strikers during the August 2012 platinum miners' strike at Marikana, near Rustenburg, North West.

Mr X: Man killed because he went to work

2014-06-24 12:17

A man was killed because he went to work during the 2012 platinum miners' strike in Marikana, 'Mr X' has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

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: 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: 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.

 

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.

Amcu lawyer: Reject Mr X’s evidence

2014-07-21 13:00

Evidence of a police witness, known only as Mr X, was false and should be rejected, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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.

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.

Murdered Lonmin guards pleaded for their lives - Mr X

2014-07-17 21:54

Two Lonmin security guards have apologised and pleaded for mercy before protesting mineworkers killed them, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana's Mr X begs for forgiveness

2014-07-17 20:16

Mr X has repeatedly apologised for his role in murders at Marikana, at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.

Mr X insists he's in Marikana photo

2014-07-17 12:07

Evidence leaders at the Farlam inquiry have asked controversial police witness, Mr X, about his identity and whether he is seen in a photographs taken before the mass shooting.

Miners want Mr X at Marikana hearings

2014-07-16 05:00

Miners injured and arrested during the 2012 unrest in Marikana want enigmatic police witness, identified only as Mr X, to testify in person, 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 asked about 'anarchists' remark

2014-07-15 14:46

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa has been asked whether he had referred to striking miners as anarchists, at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.

Mthethwa unaware of Marikana weapons

2014-07-14 17:42

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa has denied having any knowledge that police officers at Marikana were armed with rifles.

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.

Mr X quizzed about Mathunjwa's visit

2014-07-01 15:38

"Mr X" has been confronted at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry regarding his evidence that Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa addressed Marikana strikers on 14 August 2012.

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.

Farlam commission continues

2014-06-30 05:43

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry is expected to continue in Pretoria on Monday

Expert: Marikana was dangerous for cops

2014-06-26 14:28

Intervention at Marikana during a violent strike in 2012 was complicated and dangerous for the police, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Excessive force used in Marikana - expert

2014-06-25 19:21

Police use excessive force during the deadly strike in Marikana, North West, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Strikers killed cops during confrontation - Mr X

2014-06-24 16:47

Two policemen have been killed and one injured during a confrontation with strikers in Marikana in the North West during a platinum miners' strike, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mr X tells of gruesome ritual

2014-06-23 19:13

The tongue and chin of a security guard were cut out after he was killed at a hostel in Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Bid for mental observation for Mr X

2014-06-23 13:04

A lawyer for the miners arrested and wounded at Marikana has brought an application for the witness known as Mr X to undergo mental observation.

EFF risk parliamentary sanction - Modise

2014-06-20 12:35
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The Economic Freedom Fighters risked parliamentary sanction after their unruly walkout from a joint sitting of the legislature, National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise has warned.

Defiant Malema asked to leave Parliament

2014-06-19 19:48
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The EFF leader Julius Malema has been asked to leave the National Assembly, after refusing to withdraw a remark accusing the ANC of murdering mineworkers in Marikana.

 
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