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25 May 2017
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08 May 2017
We reject Ramaphosa's Marikana apology – Azapo
The Azanian People's Organisation (Azapo) has called on families of the deceased Marikana miners not to allow Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to "use this shameful, regrettable and painful matter...
Daily Podcast – May 08, 2017
Making headlines: Ramaphosa apologises for role in Marikana massacre Sisulu says race must give way to a shared SA identity And, Tsvangirai says Mugabe and Zanu-PF 'are finished'
Ramaphosa apologises for role in Marikana massacre
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has apologised for the manner in which the Marikana massacre unfolded, saying he was sorry for the type of language he used at the time. Speaking at Rhodes...
03 Feb 2017
Parliament to start processing Classen report on Phiyega
Parliament's portfolio committee on police will process the report into former national commissioner Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office in March, it decided at a meeting on Thursday. This was...
02 Feb 2017
Phahlane's legal troubles, Claassen report in spotlight in Parliament
Acting National Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane's legal woes will be in the spotlight at a meeting in Parliament on Thursday. Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has been summoned...
25 Jan 2017
Report on Phiyega’s fitness to hold office arrives at Parliament
The Claassen Board of Inquiry report into suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega’s fitness to hold office has been sent to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, the national...
15 Dec 2016
Zuma receives Claasen report on Phiyega
South Africa President Jacob Zuma on Thursday received the Claassen inquiry report on former national police commissioner Ria Phiyega’s fitness to hold office. “The report was submitted to the...
11 Dec 2016
SA: Update by President Zuma on steps taken by departments to implement Farlam Commission recommendations
On 26 August 2012, I appointed a Commission of Inquiry to investigate matters of public, national and international concern arising out of the tragic incidents at the Lonmin Mine in Marikana,...
16 Aug 2016
Marikana trust fund launched, EFF donates R1 million
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will donate R1-million towards the Marikana Massacre AMCU Trust Fund, party leader Julius Malema said on Tuesday. Amcu general secretary Jeff Mphahlele launched...
DA: Four years on and still no Justice at Marikana
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the senseless and tragic massacre of 44 South Africans by the state at the Lonmin Mine in Marikana, North West Province. On behalf of the Democratic Alliance,...
07 Jul 2016
Voting EFF is voting for the future, says Malema
A vote for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) was a vote for the future, party leader Julius Malema said on Wednesday. "We [EFF] are still young and have energy, we request you to give us your...
03 Jun 2016
Claassen inquiry now mulling Phiyega’s fate
Public hearings by the Claassen board of inquiry appointed by President Jacob Zuma to probe Riah Phiyega’s fitness for office, were concluded on Friday, paving the way for the three-member panel to...
Phiyega not duty-bound to testify, Claassen inquiry hears
Suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega is not duty-bound to testify at the Claassen board of inquiry established by President Jacob Zuma to probe her fitness for office, her advocate...
02 Jun 2016
‘Inept Riah Phiyega must be fired, nothing less’, commission hears
Embattled national police commissioner Riah Phiyega must be removed from office, the Claassen board of inquiry probing her fitness for office heard on Thursday. “It is submitted that it has been...
01 Jun 2016
Closing arguments in Police Commissioner Phiyega’s inquiry to start
Closing arguments at the Claassen board of inquiry into the fitness for office of suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega will start on Wednesday. Early last month, the evidence phase...
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