PROTESTING miners at Marikana shot some of their colleagues in a clash with police in August last year, a senior police officer said yesterday.
THERE is a grave question – how long can President Jacob Zuma, his administration and the ANC escape comparison among the black electorate of the killings of black mineworkers by the police at Marikana on August 16 last year with the Sharpeville massacre, carried out by white police in March 1960?
MINERS from Lonmin’s Marikana mine have succeeded in their fight for state funding to cover the cost of their legal fees at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.
LAWYERS at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry yesterday accused the SA Police Service (SAPS) of lying and concocting the evidence that they presented to the commission.
THIRTEEN months later and with a commission of inquiry investigating circumstances surrounding the massacre still far from being concluded, a riveting book detailing events prior, during and after that fateful August 16 day has been released.
There was confusion among police officers just before two of them were hacked to death at Marikana last year, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Friday.
THE man in white Lonmin overalls and black water boots is tired, scared and angry.
ON AUGUST 12 1946, 70000 African mineworkers on the Witwatersrand came out on strike demanding a wage increase, recognition of their union and an end to the compound system. By the next day, work stoppages had brought 13 mines on the Rand to a virtual standstill.