EDITORIAL | Nine years is far too long to wait for Marikana justice
If, after all this time, the Farlam inquiry’s findings haven’t been acted on, what hope is there for the Zondo probe?
When President Cyril Ramaphosa took his seat to testify before the state capture commission of inquiry last Wednesday, few would have remembered it was seven years to the day since he had testified before another commission of inquiry. On August 11 2014, Ramaphosa, then deputy president of the country, took his seat before retired judge Ian Farlam, who was chairing an inquiry into the gunning down of 34 miners. They had been on a wildcat strike at the Lonmin-owned platinum mine in the Rustenburg area in North West. Its low-key anniversary was on Monday, nine years after the bloodbath, and the few tangible outcomes from the Farlam commission of inquiry do not inspire confidence...
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