Seri lambastes false media report

Cape Town - A report by the Sunday Independent that the lawyers representing hundreds of Marikana miners receiving R5.13m in legal fees is inaccurate and misleading, according to the Socio-economic Rights Institute (Seri).

Seri says that the papers submitted to the Supreme Court of Appeal by Legal Aid SA states that no money has been paid to the miners, but that R5.13m has been budgeted for the miners' legal team.

Seri further states that the tender for funding has not yet been agreed to by Legal Aid SA or the miners, and that R5.13m is the maximum figure that has been budgeted for the miners' representation.

They also say that the figure in no way reflects any amounts that have been disbursed for the representation of the miners at the Marikana Commission.

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