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marikanacommission thumb100 Sunday Independent reports that the South African government has been slammed by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for its handling of the Marikana massacre and other matters.  

The UNHRC has called on the government to consider holding platinum mining firm Lonmin - which lost miners among the 34 people shot dead by police on 16 August 2012 - liable for the tragedy, while lamenting the failure of the SA Police Service (SAPS) to take responsibility.  The criticism is expressed in a report that calls on South Africa to act consistently with the International Covenant on Political and Civil Rights, which Pretoria has ratified.  While acknowledging the steps taken by President Jacob Zuma - who appointed the Farlam Commission to investigate the events leading up to the shooting - the UNHRC was not satisfied with the implementation of the commission’s recommendations.

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