Jacob Zuma described the events of August 16th 2012 as a horrendous
tragedy that has no place in a democracy. He made this statement as he
addressed the nation last night giving a summary of the Marikana report.
Zuma said the full report by the Marikana Commission of Inquiry is more than
600 hundred pages long and therefore it will be published in the GCIS and the
presidency’s websites and in the government gazette.
Zuma talks about recommendation made by the commission concerning National
Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega.
President Zuma said the commission
also recommends that all the killings and assaults that took place from the 11
to the15 August 2012, should be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions
for further investigation and to determine whether there is a basis for
Zuma added that the commission has
also recommended that there must be an inquiry into the fitness to hold office
of the National Police Commissioner as well as the North West Provincial Police
the report also found that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was not the cause
of the massacre in Marikana. This as the Counsel for Injured and Arrested
Persons alleged that Mr Cyril Ramaphosa is the cause of the Marikana massacre
and that he must be held accountable for the death of 34 miners.
for the Deputy President Ronnie Mamoepa said Deputy President Ramaphosa will
indeed start at the contents of the report and in due cause provide this
Mamoepa added that Deputy President Ramaphosa
voluntarily gave evidence to the Farlam Commission with a view to assist in the
commission to reach its conclusions.
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