Holomisa: Zuma will have to take action before releasing Marikana report

Today Holomisa came forward saying he believes Zuma has delayed releasing the report.

FILE: UDM leader Bantu Holomisa said President Jacob Zuma may end up axing key people, possibly even Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa says President Jacob Zuma will have to take action before releasing the Marikana report and may end up axing key people involved even his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa.

Zuma claims he has been considering some of the serious recommendations made by the commission which investigated the deaths and violence at the Lonmin platinum mine in 2012.

Today Holomisa came forward saying he believes Zuma has delayed releasing the report because of in-fighting within the ANC and the fact that some of his executives were the subject of the commission of inquiry, one of them being Ramaphosa.

Holomisa says he wouldn't be surprised if Zuma took some form of action, before making the report public at the end of the month.

"He will have to take action depending on the findings of the commission. If for instance the deputy president is fingered, to have had an undue influence which led to the death of those miners, he cannot reshuffle; he will have to remove him."