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marikanacommission thumb100 City Press reports that retired Judge Ian Farlam has accused former national police commissioner Riah Phiyega of attacking him and other members of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.  

In a sworn affidavit, which was filed on Thursday on behalf of the commission, Farlam stated that “the contention that the commission acted maliciously and in bad faith is baseless and a gratuitous attack on me, [and] other members of the commission”.  He was responding to a series of accusations made by Phiyega in her application to the High Court in Pretoria filed in June last year in which she challenged the commission’s findings against her.  Phiyega is trying to clear her name by taking the Farlam Commission’s report – which found that she misled the commission and concealed information about the infamous “Scene 2” at which police officers gunned down 18 striking miners in August 2012, many in the back – on review.  In her application, Phiyega accused Farlam and advocates who assisted him of having “cut-and-pasted evidence leaders’ heads of arguments”.

  • Read this report by Abram Mashego in full at City Press


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