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Marikana: Phiyega, Mbombo face criminal charges

2 February 2016 6:14 PM

Ipid has registered criminal cases against four police officials, including suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has registered criminal cases against four police officials, including suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega, in connection with the death of mine workers in Marikana, MPs have been told.

Xolani Gwala on Tuesday spoke to EWN reporter Rahima Essop about the developments on the Marikana debacle.

Listen to the conversation below:

One of the recommendations of the commission was that a full investigation be carried out to ascertain criminal liability on the part of SAPS members who were involved in the shootings that took place at the Lonmin mine in Marikana...

Rahima Essop, EWN reporter

Four police officers have had cases registered against them by Ipid... that includes (suspended) National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega and former North West commissioner Zukiswa Mbombo. Ipid has recommended that charges of defeating the ends of justice be brought against the two of them...

Rahima Essop, EWN reporter

2 February 2016 6:14 PM