ARTICLES RELATING TO MARIKANA INQUIRY

Lonmin guard: Marikana attack was quick

2014-07-28 17:52

Lonmin security guards did not assist protesting Marikana miners attacked by NUM members on 11 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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.

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.

Miners were threatening - guard

2014-07-24 18:02

The attitude of striking mineworkers changed significantly in the days leading up to clashes between protesters and police in Marikana.

Another North West miner shot dead

2014-07-24 12:04

North West police say a miner has been shot dead outside a bottle store in Kroondal, near Rustenburg, but they are not linking it to another shooting earlier this week.

Too risky to meet striking miners - Lonmin

2014-07-23 18:00

It would have been risky for Lonmin to visit the hill where thousands of miners were gathered in Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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.

Lonmin exec at Marikana inquiry

2014-07-23 07:02

Lonmin executive Michael da Costa is expected to give evidence at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of 44 people during strike-related violence at Lonmin's mining operations in August 2012.

Mr X's testimony has backfired - Mpofu

2014-07-22 12:36

The witness known as Mr X was called to testify at the Marikana inquiry as a public relations exercise for the police, but it has turned into a public relations nightmare, advocate Dali Mpofu says.

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 miners were unstoppable - Lonmin guard

2014-07-28 13:07

It was impossible for Lonmin mine security guards in Marikana to halt a crowd of protesting miners heading towards offices of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on 11 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana guard insisted on 'blocking' strikers

2014-07-25 13:34

A Lonmin security guard has testified that his superior insisted his team block a crowd of more than 1 000 protesting Marikana miners, the Farlam inquiry has heard.

Mpofu: Lonmin security deployment unwise

2014-07-25 05:00

Deploying a few Lonmin security guards against thousands of protesting miners was foolish, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Medics afraid at Marikana - Lonmin guards

2014-07-24 14:28

Netcare paramedics had to be escorted by armed guards after clashes between protesting miners and police in Marikana on 16 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.

Amcu 'horrified' by Marikana murder

2014-07-23 14:55

Trade union Amcu has expressed shock at the murder of one of its senior officials in Marikana, after he was implicated in testimony by miner Mr X.

Marikana on edge after miner shot dead

2014-07-23 11:24

Mineworkers in Marikana fear for their lives after a colleague who was mentioned in testimony by Mr X was shot dead, 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.

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.

 
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