EFF: Charging police officers 'a step in the right direction'

EFF: Charging police officers 'a step in the right direction'

The EFF has welcomed the decision to implement the Farlam commission's recommendations in connection with the 2012 Marikana massacre, which saw 34 miners killed. 


In a statement the party says the decision to charge members of the South African Police Service is a step in the right direction.

"The decision to charges police members for the murder of the Marikana miners is one ascending in the right direction and is a step closer in the quest for seeking justice," the party says in a statement.

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This comes after the presidency announced that they are implementing recommendations by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry that was established by President Jacob Zuma.

"The objective to seek accountability from one side of the role players of the massacre is futile if Cyril Ramaphosa, Nathi Nhleko and Suzanne Shabangu are not held accountable for their political influence that invigorated the massacre," the EFF says.

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The EFF has called on members of the police to "fast track" the cases against Ramaphosa, Mthethwa and Shabangu.

"Until politicians are taken behind bars, the arrest of police is merely an immoral sacrificial lamb. Ramaphosa, Mthethwa and Shabangu must be taken to prison for killing workers in Marikana," the party says.

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