Marikana commission resumes

2013-08-18 22:44

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Johannesburg - The Marikana commission of inquiry has announced it will resume hearings on Monday into the circumstances surrounding last year's police killing of 34 protesting miners.

"Sittings will resume on Monday" said spokesperson Tshepo Mahlangu.

The hearings are only set to start at 14:00 to allow police members to attend the funeral of a mother of their senior counsel.

Friday marked a year since 34 people, almost all miners, were shot dead in a clash with police, at Lonmin's Marikana mine in the North West.

Ten people, including two police officers and two security guards, were killed in the preceding week.

Retired judge Ian Farlam who chairs the commission, said last week that proceedings had been delayed due to translations, many witnesses and problems with funding.

Farlam said the commission had held 114 sessions and over 12 000 pages of submissions had been submitted.

Established by President Jacob Zuma, it began its hearings in Rustenburg in October last year.

It has since moved to Pretoria.

Read more on:    lonmin  |  impala platinum  |  jacob zuma  |  ian farlam  |  mahikeng  |  marikana anniversary

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