Marikana report judgment to be handed down on Monday

Miners involved in the fatal 2012 protest say Jacob Zuma has taken too long to release the report.

FILE: Some of THE Lonmin mineworkers that were arrested for murder at Marikana. PICTURE: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Judgment in the urgent application to compel President Jacob Zuma to hand over the Marikana report will be handed down on Monday.

The wounded and arrested miners from the 2012 shooting say Zuma has taken far too long to make the commission of inquiry's findings public.

Even though the Presidency has confirmed the report will be released by 30 June, the miners are persisting with their urgent court action.

The miners argued at the North Gauteng High Court on Monday that the Marikana report must be released immediately.

Zuma's lawyers say he has a number of responsibilities and can't spend all of his time studying the report.

He has not released the report as yet because his legal team says, he'll have difficult questions to answer once it's in the public and he needs to be prepared.

All parties have agreed that Zuma will give a 48-hour notice period before he releases the report, whether it's on the 30th of June or before.