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Pressure mounts for Farlam's Marikana report to be released

The report into the investigation was handed to the president last month with recommendations.

FILE: Everyone involved in the Farlam Commission of Inquiry since October 2012. Picture: Gia Nicolaides/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Pressure is mounting for President Jacob Zuma to release the findings of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

The report into the investigation was handed to the president last month with recommendations, but Zuma is apparently still applying his mind to the report.

Forty-four people were killed during the violent protests at the North West platinum mine in 2012.

More than 50 witnesses testified over a period of 300 days to determine what exactly happened in Marikana almost three years ago.

The inquiry cost millions of rands and the final report was handed to Zuma at the end of March, but has still not been made public.

A number of organisations, individuals and legal teams have called for Zuma to make the unedited report public as soon as possible.

Former Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said this is of utmost importance.

"Who ordered the shootings? All of those things are very important questions that must be answered. We can't wait to read the report."

Zuma's office said he is still processing the report and will only make it public in due course.

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