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gavel thumb100 ANA reports that former North West provincial deputy police commissioner Major General William Mpembe and eight other policemen appeared briefly in the North West High Court on Monday.  

The case was postponed to 14 September for a pre-trial conference.  The accused are facing charges relating to a shooting incident in Marikana near Rustenburg in August 2012.  Mpembe, now head of security at a mining house in Marikana, is accused of the murder of Semi Jokanisi, Tembelakhe Mati, Warrant Officer Hendrik Tsietsi Monene and Warrant Officer Sello Ronnie Lepaauku.  He is charged alongside retired Colonel Salmon Johannes Vermaak and four others.  Mpembe faces other charges of defeating the ends of justice, contravention of the Ipid Act as well as contravention of the Commission Act.  Vermaak faces further charges together with three others of defeating the ends of justice and contravention of the Ipid and Commission Acts.

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