'Families deserve truth on Marikana shooting'

Advocate Dali Mpofu said it is only the truth that will bring justice for families for Marikana victims.

Dali Mpofu and Dumisa Ntsebeza chat during a break at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry on 3 Oct 2012. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

MARIKANA - Advocate Dali Mpofu on Sunday said justice will only be served at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana shootings when the full truth about what happened emerged.

Mpofu is representing the 78 miners that were wounded by police during violent wage protests that left 34 miners killed on 16 August.

Lonmin miners were protesting for higher wages when the violence ensued.

The inquiry was set up by President Jacob Zuma to investigate why police used live ammunition to disperse the miners.

Mpofu said the reason he joined the miners' legal team was to help provide a "voice to the voiceless".

"Whether the truth is ugly or against us, it must come out. I think we and the country deserve it."

The inquiry has four months to complete its investigations.