Former deputy police commissioner in court in connection with Marikana murders


Tebogo Msimanga|

Former North West Deputy Police Commissioner, General  Mzondase Mpembe together with five other police officers appeared before the High Court of South Africa, North West Division on Monday 26 July 2021.

The six are facing five counts of murder, attempted murder, defeating the ends of justice and contravening the Commission’s Act by giving false information to the Marikana Commission of Enquiry.

North West National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Spokesperson Henry Mamothame said their reappearance emanates from the five murders in Marikana on 13 August 2012 during a wage strike by Lonmin mine workers.

The five deceased include two police officers and three civilians. 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 and a Videographer from the SAPS.”

The case is set to continue until Friday, 30 July 2021 and the state is expected to call on more witnesses during the course of the trial.

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