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Zuma reveals Marikana mine inquiry details

  • South African President Jacob Zuma has revealed details of the commission that will investigate the deaths of 44 people at the Marikana platinum mine.

    Speaking at a memorial service for the dead, Zuma said the actions of mining company Lonmin, the government, police, unions and individuals would be examined.

    Last week, 34 were shot dead by police during a strike over pay.

    Ten people, two of them police officers, had been killed in previous violent clashes.

    Retired appeals court judge Ian Farlam will head the three-person commission, along with two other senior advocates.

    The commission is expected to complete its work within four months and submit a final report a month afterwards.