Zuma commits to releasing Marikana report

President Jacob Zuma says the Marikana report would be released at the end of June.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - After mounting pressure from miners, unions and political leaders, President Jacob Zuma has finally committed to releasing the Marikana report by the end of next month.

The Economic Freedom Fighters' Mbuyiseni Ndlozi put the question to Zuma in the National Assembly today but was interrupted by speaker Baleka Mbete.

"Everybody wants to know if the Marikana report is going to be released and the deadline was yesterday in terms of the request of the workers and I'm rising on a point of privilege that we need the Marikana report."

But the president answered the question after almost two months of saying it would be released in 'due course'.

"I know and appreciate the anxiety of those who are affected. However, it would be inappropriate for me to just release the report without applying my mind."

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry handed over the report in March with its recommendations after investigating the 2012 violence on the platinum belt in which 44 people were killed.