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gavel thumb100 ANA reports that the High Court in Pretoria is expected to make a ruling soon on whether 16 Marikana mineworkers -- facing multiple charges relating to a violent strike at Lonmin mining operations in Marikana near Rustenburg six years ago -- should be prosecuted or discharged.  

The group applied to the high court to review the decision by former National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shaun Abrahams, to prosecute them.  The charges relate to the murder of 10 people prior to the massacre of 34 mineworkers by the police on 16 August 2012 during a wildcat strike at Lonmin’s platinum mining operations.  In June 2018, their case was postponed to 4 February 2019 in the North West High Court in Mogwase, pending their review application to the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria.  The high court date to hear the review application has not been set but it is expected to take place before the case commences on 4 February 2019.

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