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Marikana: Presidency denies link to Mbombo retirement

The presidency rejected claims that Zuma is linked to the retirement of the North West Police Commissioner.

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry officially wrapped up on 14 November 2014 after 300 days of testimony. Picture: Gia Nicolaides/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The presidency has issued a statement rejecting claims by a Marikana defence attorney that President Jacob Zuma is linked to the apparent retirement of the North West Police Commissioner Zukiswa Mbombo.

Yesterday, lawyers representing the wounded and arrested miners gave Zuma until 2pm to indicate whether he would release the controversial Marikana report within 48 hours.

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry, headed by retired judge Ian Farlam, was launched to probe the killings of 44 people at Lonmin mine in the North West in August 2012.

The commission handed over its report to Zuma earlier this year.

They are now taking the matter to court.

The lawyers say the president has only indicated that he will release the commission of inquiry's findings in "due course".

They are concerned that certain individuals may be let off the hook, especially Mbombo, who is apparently retiring at the end of the month.

The presidency's Harold Maloka said, "The presidency doesn't manage any careers of the provincial commissioner and, as such, has nothing to do with the reported retirement."

The Presidency says Zuma should be given the space to carefully consider the report's recommendations before he makes it public.

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