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gavel thumb100 EWN reports that the lawyer representing 18 Marikana miners facing charges of murder have until the end of September to file a review application.  The miners are accused of killing police, security guards and non-striking workers in the days leading up to the Marikana massacre in August 2012.  

One of the original 19 accused has since passed away and another is serving a sentence for an unrelated matter.  Seventeen miners appeared in the Rustenburg Magistrates’ Court on Monday.  The purpose of the review application would be to consider whether it was reasonable for the National Prosecuting Authority to have come to the conclusion that charges against the accused should not be withdrawn but should be proceeded with.

  • A short report by Gia Nicolaides is at EWN
  • See too, Marikana accused’s trial postponed, on page 2 of The Star of 1 August 2017
  • And also, Marikana mineworkers’ murder trail put on hold indefinitely, on page 6 of Sowetan of 1 August 2017


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