Marikana massacre: Four police officers acquitted of all charges

Eight years after the Marikana massacre and court cases are yet to be concluded. Even though police officers and mineworkers were charged with murder, there have been repeated delays in bringing them to justice. #eNCA​ reporter Manqoba Mchunu is covering that case, and joins us from the Hight Court in Mmabatho, North West. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Former North West Deputy Police Commissioner Mzondase Mpembe and three other senior police officers have been acquitted of all three charges related to the Marikana massacre.

General Mpembe and his co-accused were facing charges of defeating the ends of justice.

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This is for allegedly failing to report the death in custody of Modisaotsile Sagalala, who was shot during the Marikana unrest in 2012.

Judge Ronald Hendricks ruled that the state failed to prove the guilt of the accused beyond any reasonable doubt.

The NPA says it will study the judgment and decide on a way forward.


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