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S.Africa starts mine violence investigation

A judicial panel investigated the rocky site where South African police killed 34 striking miners on 16 August, on Tuesday.

Crime experts showed the commission of inquiry the scene of the police shootings that were South Africa’s worst state violence since apartheid ended in 1994. President Jacob Zuma ordered the judicial investigation to determine the causes of the police killings which shook the nation.

More than 100 people, including many protesting against the killings, followed the members of the judicial panel as they visited the scene. ‘Don’t let the police get away with murder,’ was written on placards carried by several protesters.

Among those participating in inquiry is George Bizos, former lawyer for Nelson Mandela and now of the Legal Resources Center, which is representing some family members of the dead miners.

More than 250 arrested in the incident.


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