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Marikana trial: Photo album, sketch plan, crime-scene tampering: Lawyers find 'shortcomings' in cop's evidence

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Former North West deputy police commissioner William Mpembe(far left) in the dock with his five co-accused cops.
Former North West deputy police commissioner William Mpembe(far left) in the dock with his five co-accused cops.
Sesona Ngqakamba

Lawyers representing former North West deputy police commissioner Major-General William Mpembe left no questions unanswered this week as they grilled Lieutenant-Colonel Moses Mushwana, the State's witness in the Marikana murder trial.

Mushwana is attached to the Local Crimes Records Centre and compiled forensic evidence and photographs of the scene after chaos erupted at Lonmin K3 shaft in Marikana - three days before the infamous massacre on 16 August 2012.

Warrant officers Hendrick Monene and Sello Leepaku as well three mineworkers - Semi Jokansi, Thembalakhe Mati and Phumzile Sokhanyile - were killed during the horrific incident that day.

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