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Marikana, North West - Thousands of striking miners armed with weapons. They are requesting triple their salary in a pay increase from Lonmin Mine in Rustenburg. 16/8/12. PHOTOGRAPH: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES

Marikana’s ‘Mr X’ off sick today, case postponed

PROCEEDINGS at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry were postponed today after police witness, known only as “Mr X”, fell ill.

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Mr X feels insulted at Marikana inquiry

A POLICE witness, known only as Mr X, hit back at lawyers casting aspersions on his mental state at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria today.

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‘We apologised for Marikana’ – Mthethwa

The government has repeatedly apologised for the death of Marikana miners, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Tuesday.

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Mthethwa denies police collusion in Marikana killings

FORMER police minister Nathi Mthethwa denied that police killing of 34 miners at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine on August 16 2012 happened because he brought undue influence on national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega.

Former Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Mthethwa denies political pressure at Marikana

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa denied on Monday he was under political pressure to intervene in the deadly mining strike at Marikana in Rustenburg two years ago.

Members of the Kwela Bafana perform at National Arts Festival Picture: SINO MAJANGAZA

Putting politically explosive events to song and dance

TWO politically explosive musicals Marikana – The Musical and Protest! headlined at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival.

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Employers write to police commissioner Phiyega over NUMSA strike

CONCERNS of violence in the metals and engineering strike prompted employers to write to national police commissioner Riah Phiyega twice, Seifsa said on Thursday.

Marikana, North West - Thousands of striking miners armed with weapons. They are requesting triple their salary in a pay increase from Lonmin Mine in Rustenburg. 16/8/12. PHOTOGRAPH: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES

Excessive force used in Marikana, says expert

POLICE use excessive force during the deadly strike in Marikana, North West, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard today.

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