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R2K joins calls to have Marikana report released

The organisation is the latest to join the chorus of calls demanding that president Zuma release the report.

A cross erected on the Koppie after the massacre as a symbol of the lives lost two years ago in Marikana. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Right to Know Campaign says the delay in releasing the Marikana Commission of Inquiry report is completely unjustifiable.

It's been exactly 46 days since President Jacob Zuma received the final report, but it's still unclear when he will make it public.

Several organisations and prominent figures have come forward this week, calling on President Zuma to make the report public as soon as possible.

It was handed to him at the end of March, and outlines several recommendations after the commission heard testimony from 50 witnesses about the violence and deaths at the North West platinum mine in 2012.

The organisation is the latest to join the chorus of calls demanding that president Zuma release the report soon rather than later.

The campaign's Murray Hunter says Zuma made promises that the findings of the report would be made public, hence they are calling on him to release the report.

"When President Jacob Zuma announced that there will be a Commission of Inquiry, he specifically made commitments and promises that the results of that commission will be released as soon as possible.

"And at this point there is no real justification for the delays. In essence justice has been denied for the victims of the Marikana massacre for so long."

Advocate George Bizos, who was part of the inquiry, Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union leader Joseph Mathunjwa and former Congress of South African trade Union General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi have also come forward saying the report should be released as soon as possible.

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