Radebe wants NPA to explain
31 August 2012
Justice Minister Jeff Radebe wants the National Prosecuting Authority to explain why the 270 arrested Marikana miners are facing murder charges.
The charges were confirmed in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate’s Court in North West yesterday, following the killing of 34 miners in a confrontation with the police two weeks ago.
Radebe says in a statement the decision has caused a sense of shock, panic and confusion among the public, prompting him to seek clarity.
The arrested group were initially charged with public violence.