Confusion over Lonmin inquiry terms

2012-09-14 09:36

Johannesburg - The terms of reference for the Marikana commission of inquiry contained differing dates and lengths for the investigation, The Star newspaper reported on Friday.

The proclamation by President Jacob Zuma stated the investigation would cover the period of August 11 to August 16, according to the newspaper.

The terms of reference published in the Government Gazette however state the investigation would cover the period from August 9 to August 18.

This would mean that former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's visit to the mine on August 18 could also be included in the investigation.

The conduct of individuals and loose groupings in encouraging conflict, which may have played a role in the shooting, would be investigated, according to the report.

The shootings were related to an illegal strike at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana, North West.

The actions of Lonmin, trade unions, the police, the department of minerals and energy, other government departments, and other individuals who may have contributed to the situation would be investigated.

The department of justice was not immediately available for comment.

  • aroka.murombe - 2012-09-14 09:51

    Zuma zuma zuma zuma zuma pls wake up and smell the coffee

      Daryl - 2012-09-14 09:56

      He only smells the steam from his shower.

      fredster.mania.5 - 2012-09-14 12:01

      They dug a hole for themselves....

  • shaheen.moolla - 2012-09-14 09:59

    And this Fool of a President insisted that we must be patient and let the Commission do its work. We are no longer facing a single "Lonmin" crisis. We are facing a series of crises and its spreading but this government led by the epitome of incompetence and idiocy - Zuma - insists on dealing with probably the greatest threat to our democracy and rule of law by firmly burying their air-filled heads in the earth.

  • FinalJustice - 2012-09-14 10:21

    How can one expect this bunch of 'moegoes' to run a country if they can't even decipher the Julian calendar?

  • mzondistanley - 2012-09-14 10:41

    Lawlessness is like mental fatigue mostly common in the days of Aparthead where Boers never reasoned with anyone Black or perceived to be a sympathiser of Black Freedom Strugle!! Listen' all those in Opposition Benches as well as those Following Malema that you are Perpetueting the old Boer Mentality which saw no sense in negotiating for the Conerns of Blacks!! Malema is a Headless Snake, and can move either way who could Believe that He can be a friend of Hellen Zille to day?? Cope and DA are Bed Fellows today!! And Former Comrade Lekota is Now dining on the same Plate as Hellen Zille and Malema!! I think Ver Vout should be smiling in His grave!! Denying blacks of their Livelihood is the History where we are Comming from!! Give Chance to Commission of Inquiry and Demonstrate PEACEFULLY!!! and within the Parameters of the Laws of South Africa!! We need Investors! We this Wealth underneath our Mothers Farm yards but we need these Investors to help us Excavate this wealth and turn it into ZR 12,500.00. If you behave Wild while the Government is in Black Hands then even Hellen Zille if she become President the first people to silence will be LEKOTA and Company!! Because You are Vocal but Empty Tins with no New Democratic Idea. Once Again Mandela was strugglind with unrully and Impatient Black Cmpatriots in that Stadium to remain Patient or else moral ground to Lead others!! This is the time we Collective Responsibility!!

  • Deon Swanepoel - 2012-09-14 12:43

    this country is so brain washed anything that happens to a black individual is because of the aparteid. Time to get over their issues with the color of their skin.

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