Thursday, October 17, 2013

SHOCKING !!!; SOUTH AFRICAN COPS ACTUALLY ORDERED, AND HAD MORTUARY VAN WITH THEM BEFORE KILLING 34 STRIKING MINERS

Police fired on demonstrator and killing several ‘innocent’ souls
Police fired on demonstrator and killing several ‘innocent’ souls
The Marikana Commission of Inquiry has heard that senior police officials had instructed four mortuary vans to be stationed at the hill where thousands of mineworkers were protesting. This was on the morning of 16 August last year, hours before 34 mineworkers were shot and killed by the police. Evidence leader, Matthew Chaskalson, read affidavits by two public servants employed at the mortuary.

Chaskalson asked the police’s Duncan Scott if the issue of stationing mortuary vehicles on the hill was discussed at the security joint operations committee, and whether he had ever been involved in operations that had resulted in multiple deaths of suspects. He wanted Scott to shed light on the police’s intervention methods to curb the violent, strike-related protests.

Earlier, evidence leaders said they believed the police deliberately excluded a certain video clip as part of their presentation to the commission. Two videos on the morning of the 16th of August were played to the commission.

A clip by an Australian television channel includes North West Provincial Commissioner Zukiswa Mbombo saying, “Today we are ending this matter.” See the video clip below...



Hours later, police shot and killed 34 mineworkers and wounded scores of others. However, an SABC video has a voice-over saying the police issued an ultimatum to the mineworkers to either hand over their weapons or face the full might of the law.

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The Legal Resource Centre says now that the lawyer representing the Lonmin Platinum mineworkers, Dali Mpofu, is entitled to legal funding, it hopes the Marikana Commission of Inquiry will not experience any further postponements.

The North Gauteng High Court, sitting in Johannesburg, earlier ordered government to provide funding for the legal team for the wounded and arrested mineworkers, as well as the deceased mineworkers’ families.

Advocate Dali Mpofu is expected to return to the commission on Tuesday… – SABC