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gavel thumb100 Timeslive reports that former North West Deputy Police Commissioner William Mpembe is one of six men facing charges of murder in connection with the 2012 Marikana murders.  

Mpembe has been charged with the murders of Thembelakhe Mati‚ Semi Jokanisi‚ Hendrick Monene and Sello Lepaaku on 13 August 2012‚ while the other five have been charged with the murder of Phumzile Sokhanyile.  Mpembe‚ along with three others, Gideon van Zyl‚ Dingaan Madoda‚ and Oupa Pule‚ has also been charged with defeating the ends of justice after they failed to report the death in custody of Modisaotsile Sagalala on 16 August 2012.  They allegedly attempted to pass on Sagala's death as that of Andrew Saffey‚ who died in hospital on 16 August 2012.  Mpembe‚ along with the other five charged with murder, has submitted a formal bail application.  Their matter is in connection with an incident on 13 August 2012‚ in which striking miners were stopped by police while making their way from the Lonmin mine to the Marikana koppie.  The matter against Van Zyl‚ Madoda and Pule has been postponed to 18 June.  Joseph Mathunjwa‚ president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu)‚ on Wednesday said he was disappointed that only nine officers have been arrested.

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