EFF: Has Ramaphosa received Marikana report officially or unofficially?

2015-06-17 19:21
Cyril Ramaphosa. (GCIS)

Cyril Ramaphosa. (GCIS)

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Cape Town - The EFF tried to ask Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday whether he had received the Marikana report "officially or unofficially".

Economic Freedom Fighters NCOP member Leigh-Anne Mathys raised the question after chairperson Thandi Modise ended the question and answer session with Ramaphosa.

Modise told Mathys she could not ask the question.

"You are raising a question after question time is concluded," she told Mathys.

"Put it to the deputy president before the next deadline. Question time is concluded."

However, Mathys persisted, saying the matter was urgent.

Modise in turn insisted that it was not urgent.

"It is common cause that there is a report on Marikana, it is common cause that committees of Parliament will deal with that report... [it] can't say to be urgent."

"No it is urgent," Mathys insisted.

Modise could not be convinced and ended the session.

On August 12 2012, 34 miners were killed. An inquiry set up by Zuma and chaired by retired Judge Ian Farlam also investigated the deaths of 10 people, including two security guards and two police officers, in the preceding week.

Farlam handed over the report from the inquiry to Zuma at the end of March.

Zuma is yet to make the report public.

The report is said to name prominent government leaders, including Ramaphosa and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

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