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gavel thumb100 SABC News reports that the defence team in the Marikana trial of former North West Deputy Police Commissioner William Mpembe and three other senior police officers has successfully argued for the state to reveal details of dockets of the two scenes where 34 mineworkers were shot and killed in August 2012.  

The accused are facing charges of contravening the Commission Act, the IPID Act and defeating the ends of justice by lying at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry about the death of one of the 34 mineworkers.  The State had wanted to confine arguments to the death itself, which it claimed happened en route to a detention centre at Lonmin mine.  But arguing that the deceased was killed on one of the koppie at Marikana, the defence wanted dockets from scene 1 and 2 to be admissible, which the judge granted.  IPID investigators were scheduled expected to take the stand on Wednesday.

  • Read the full original of Lucas Mothibedi’s report on this story at SABC News


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