Moment of silence for Langa

2013-07-25 12:00
Pius Langa (Nardus Engelbrecht, SAPA)

Pius Langa (Nardus Engelbrecht, SAPA)

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Pretoria - A moment of silence was observed for former chief justice Pius Langa at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry on Thursday.

The commission's chairperson, retired judge Ian Farlam, said Langa had made an important contribution to the justice system.

Langa, 74, died at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning following a lengthy illness.

The commission, sitting in Centurion, Pretoria, is investigating the deaths of 44 people during strike-related unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana, North West, in August.

Police shot dead 34 striking mineworkers on 16 August, while 10 people, including two police officers, were killed in the preceding week.

Read more on:    ian farlam  |  pius langa  |  marikana inquiry

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