Marikana police boss retires

By Drum Digital
03 July 2015

Retired Lieutenant-General Zukiswa Mbombo admits she's made mistakes but says Marikana is not her only legacy

Former North West Police Commissioner Zukiswa Mbombo admits she has regrets about her handling of the 2012 Lonmin strike which resulted in the death of 34 mine workers in Marikana.

Mbombo has been criticised by the Farlam Commission, which investigated the causes of the Marikana massacre, for the way the police handled the labour unrest under her watch.

She left her job in March - however, the lieutenant-general has denied that she was pushed out.

We visited the outgoing commissioner at her house in Potchefstroom to talk about her career and the terrible events of that August day almost three years ago.

Read more in the July 9 issue of DRUM

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