'There was no actual findings of what had happened at Marikana scene two'

Independent researcher David Bruce has released a comprehensive report on the Marikana massacre on its 6th anniversary.

It has emerged that striking mine workers did not attack police at the small koppie, despite police testimony of protesters having shot at police.

The report finds that some police thought they were under fire from the miners when it was in fact bullets from their colleagues approaching from the other side of the area.

Speaking to The John Maytham, Bruce says for some time he has been working in the field of policing and the specific focus on the use of force.

He adds that when the Marikana massacre happened it was something that he took an interest in.

READ: Evidence emerges from the new Marikana report

And I followed the Marikana commission proceedings quite closely and I had my own ideas about what happened.

David Bruce, Independent Researcher

One thing was that when the Marikana Commission reported, the was no actual findings of what had happened at Marikana scene two.

David Bruce, Independent Researcher

There was a finding that the commision was not persuaded by the account that had been provided by the Saps about the event at scene two.

David Bruce, Independent Researcher

Listen below to hear what else David Bruce had to say about the report...


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