IPID to investigate mine killings

2012-08-17 09:05

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) will probe the deaths of more than 30 mineworkers in Marikana.

IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini said today the directorate will seek to establish if the police action was proportional to the threat that posed by the miners.

It is still early in the investigation to establish the real facts around this tragedy,” Dlamini said.

The IPID has sent investigators from its North West and Gauteng offices to work with criminal record centre and ballistics experts and will collect all the relevant evidence to assist in the investigation.

Outgoing IPID executive director Francois Beukman will be briefed by the investigation team deployed at Marikana and is expected to visit the scene.

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