September 27, 2021

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FORMER DEPUTY POLICE COMMISSIONER APPEAR ON A MURDER CHARGE FOR MARIKANA

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Former North West Deputy Police Commissioner, Mzondase Mpembe, appeared in court on Monday on charges of murder involved in the 2012 Marikana Massacre.

Mpembe and five other police officers are facing five counts of murder , defeating the ends of Justice and contravening the Commission’s Act by giving false information to the Marikana Commission of Enquiry.

Furthermore, their reappearance comes from the five murders including two police officials and three civilians in Marikana on 13 August 2021 during Lonmin mine workers wage strike.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Spokesperson Henry Mamothane says, several key witnesses have already testified when the matter appeared at the high court in October 2020, among those were a Crime Scene Expert from the SAPS , a CCTV Operator from Lonmin Mines, a Videographer from the SAPS and a total of 34 people died when police fired at the striking mineworkers.

The case is set to continue until Friday, 30 July 2020 and the state is expected to call on more witnesses during the course of the trial.

 

 

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