ARTICLES RELATING TO MARIKANA INQUIRY

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.

Evidence - Elite units deployed to protect cops

2014-04-10 22:07

Police elite units were at Marikana to protect other police units during the August 2012 wage-related unrest, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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.

Marikana cop concedes error

2014-04-03 20:56

North West police officer Lieutenant Colonel Salmon Vermaak erroneously marked the place where the body of a shot Marikana miner lay, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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.

Phiyega told me of false claims - cop

2014-03-26 19:31

North West air wing commander Lieutenant Colonel Salmon Vermaak says he was confronted by national police chief Riah Phiyega with a set of false allegations as he prepared to testify about the Marikana shootings.

Police mum on Marikana 'fall guy'

2014-03-26 10:18

Police have declined to comment on testimony at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry that a police air wing commander was asked to take the blame for the deaths of 34 people in the Marikana shooting.

Cops-in-training at Marikana

2014-03-24 22:07

Police officers assigned to manage the 2012 labour unrest at Marikana, North West, lacked critical experience, 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.

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.

Shot Marikana miners were running away - lawyer

2014-03-12 17:04

Protesting Marikana miners were shot by police while they were fleeing on 16 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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.

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.

Marikana cops' competency questioned

2014-02-18 16:55

Senior police officers' expertise came under the spotlight at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry as North West police chief Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo gave evidence.

Cop quizzed over Amcu chat

2014-02-13 20:41

North West police chief Lt-Gen Zukiswa Mbombo has been quizzed at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry on conversations with Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa before the Marikana shooting.

Top cop: Marikana decision not diarised

2014-02-11 18:38

A decision to disarm and arrest Marikana miners in August 2012 did not warrant a diary entry, North West police chief Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo has said.

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.

Cop quizzed over Marikana

2014-02-04 19:16

North West provincial police chief Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo has been queried over her actions before the August 2012 shooting at Marikana.

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.

 

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.

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.

Marikana miner shot while fleeing - lawyer

2014-04-04 22:36

Post mortem results showed that slain Marikana miner Phumzile Sokhanyile was shot while fleeing, not attacking, counsel for the families of dead Lonmin mineworkers says.

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.

Oscar still on top - survey

2014-03-26 19:31

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's murder trial has topped media focus in the past 24 hours despite the trial having adjourned.

Marikana commanders not experienced - cop

2014-03-26 13:13

Police commanders at the Marikana labour unrest were not experienced in crowd management and unrest scenarios, North West police air wing commander Lieutenant Colonel Salmon Vermaak says.

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.

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 Mr X a murderer - Mpofu

2014-03-17 21:01

An SAPS protected witness, identified as Mr X, is a murderer, liar and habitual criminal, 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.

Marikana families dressed in EFF regalia

2014-02-24 15:45
78 comments

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

Marikana families weep

2014-02-20 18:36

A woman has wept at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry as North West police chief Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo extended an olive branch to victims of the August 2012 Marikana shootings.

Some Marikana cops failed shooting test

2014-02-18 21:12

Several police officers deployed at Marikana had failed a shooting exercise, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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.

Marikana inquiry: SAPS grossly negligent

2014-02-11 22:32

The police should have conducted their own internal review into flaws in its Marikana operation, 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.

Cops didn't want Malema at Marikana

2014-02-04 14:09

Senior police officers did not want Julius Malema to address striking mineworkers at Marikana as he would gain credibility, the Farlam inquiry has heard.

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.

 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Thursday Sir Lowry's Pass - 05:35 AM
    Road name: Old Sir Lowrys Pass Road
    TRAFFIC LIGHTS not working at Bezweni Road
  • Thursday Cape Town - 05:35 AM
    Road name: Buitengracht Street
    TRAFFIC LIGHTS not working at Waterkant Street
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as kalahari.com’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.