Marikana: Expert points out where bodies found

2012-10-01 16:33

Marikana - A crime scene expert has pointed out where the bodies of mine workers were found after the shootings at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana in August.

A large crowd followed retired judge Ian Farlam and his team as they inspected the area on Monday.

The expert pointed out a spot where seven bodies were found. Another five were found next to a kraal, he said.

Farlam asked the expert to show the commission where the barbed wire had been situated.

The commission was then taken a few hundred metres further, to where a single body had been found. The expert said the body, number 16, was found "in the road".

Cartridge cases of various calibres had been found near the body, he said.

Three shotgun cartridges were found in another area.

  • sarecen.smith - 2012-10-01 17:03

    ah so thats our expert?

  • tshepang.tumagole - 2012-10-01 17:04


      Jaap - 2012-10-01 18:30

      Man you are really sharp with such a nice comment, but then what can we expect. I know much more than you think or you know.

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-10-01 17:14

    The bodies were moved, so how can they pin point the exact location of the moved bodies? There has been rain and winds after this disaster!

      chris.preez.5 - 2012-10-01 17:52

      ever heard of cameras? crime scene investigators does their job before the bodies get removed. photos are taken etc......

      zirk.burger - 2012-10-01 18:42

      That is why we use fixed points and measurements to be able to reconstruc the scene.

  • Brian Dorning - 2012-10-01 17:23

    I'm not sure why people are surprised at the shooting of these violent and protesters embarking on an illegal strike. SAPS are there to protect, protect the public and themselves! i bet that if anyone of us found ourselves in a position where we were being stormed by armed and angry persons we would shoot, if we were in possession of a firearm, to protect ourselves! The assailants must count themselves lucky that so few of them were killed! And...that sangoma/medicine man, who sold the 'invincibility' mooty should be brought to book, or demonstrate the effectiveness of his product by shooting at himself!

      yusuf.amod.5 - 2012-10-01 17:37

      All that violence and blood shed paid off.They got a substantial increase

      george.dinta - 2012-10-01 17:38

      What is it were the miners blocking the CBD? putting civilians life in danger? I may be wrong but rumours have it those guys were not even in town or on anybodies property. Apparently they were on a hill outside of town. That means there was no one to protect there...

      maokeng.mankge - 2012-10-01 17:50

      You talking rubbish hw d u protect urself from someone hu`s running for his life ppl whr shot in d back.Its enuf of ur hate speech towards dis ppl..If d cops ddnt go to d hill dis wuldnt hv happened..

      matodzi.steveraliwedzha - 2012-10-01 18:26

      @ maokeng my brother those people were dangerous because before they were killed they hacked 10 people 2 death n 2 me dat makes dem dangerous.

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-10-01 18:26

    A few weeks ago police reported that the site may have been compromised and if I'm not mistaken when Zuma was out there it was also reported that a miner was waving a plastic bag full of shell casings picked up in the area!! Definitely compromised I would say...

  • madoda.monamudi - 2012-10-01 21:51

    What about two bodies of Police officer who were disarmed and killed in the line of duty and two security guard who were burn to ashes and six miners who were killed by those miners. I don't know why? They concentrate in massacre only.

  • madoda.monamudi - 2012-10-01 21:55

    I don't here anyone talking about 10 bodies before 34 Bodies of massacre. Can please expert point two scene even were two Police were butchered to death.

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