Marikana: 4 held for murder to be released

2012-10-29 19:23

Rustenburg - Four men arrested in connection with several murders in Marikana will be released soon, the Farlam commission of inquiry heard on Monday.

An arrangement had been reached for them to be released on certain conditions, lawyer Dali Mpofu, for the wounded mineworkers and the 275 workers arrested after the Marikana shooting, told the commission after a lengthy consultation with police representatives.

The four were arrested on 23 October, in connection with killings around the Marikana hostel. They were on their way back from the inquiry, being held in Rustenburg, at the time.

The four would be arraigned before the Farlam commission as witnesses to the police shooting, on 16 August, of 34 miners at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana.

Ishmael Semenya, for the police, said the arrested miners could not be released only on a warning, as they faced serious charges, including murder.

  • phillip.joubert.56 - 2012-10-29 19:52

    SURE THEY BLACK. !!!!!!!!!!!!!! BLACK KLUX KLAN SA regstels n BOL kkkkkkkk aaaaaaa kkkkkkk moord op swart op swart dit bly nog moord en dit op geregsdienaars en myners unie personeel ZUMA is nie n persident se gat werd nie met sy groot hamer kop met niks in nie

      melikaya.grootboom - 2012-10-29 20:47

      Lmao groot hamer kop !! That's true bro, all the ANC people have empty heads and they keep brain washing us showing us the 1980s films n videos on tv.

  • mable.jacobs.90 - 2012-10-30 06:22

    What possible conditions could they set to release murderers?????

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