Marikana Inquiry shown more footage
The video shows police warning the workers just days before the fatal August 16 shooting.
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MARIKANA - The Marikana Commission of Inquiry on Tuesday saw video footage showing police warning miners that their protest action was illegal, three days before the fatal shooting.
The hearing was set up by President Jacob Zuma to determine if police were justified in using live ammunition to disperse the protesting miners from Lonmin's Marikana Mine in the North West.
Thirty four miners were shot dead and 78 others injured when police fired on striking workers on August 16.
Retired judge Ian Farlam was appointed to head the inquiry.
Legal teams acting on behalf of the miners tried to build a case to show that police acted outside of their rules and regulations.
Evidence leaders showed more video footage from the days leading up to the deadly shooting.
This follows the cross-examination of police trainer, Brigadier Petrus Breytenbach.
The footage shows a policeman telling miners that the carrying of dangerous weapons is illegal.
The officer told striking workers that police would be forced to disperse them if they did not back down.
The video was taken on the day when two policemen were hacked to death.