Judgment on release date for Marikana report expected

The North Gauteng High Court will today hand down its judgment after hearing arguments from lawyers.

FILE: More people enter the North Gauteng High Court saying the “Judge must see how serious this is”, during the urgent application into the release of the Marikana report on 08 June 2015. Picture: Gia Nicolaides/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Judgment in the urgent application to compel President Jacob Zuma to release the Marikana report will be handed down this morning.

The wounded and arrested miners from the 2012 shooting said Zuma has taken far too long to make the Farlam Commission of Inquiry's findings public.

Even though the Presidency has confirmed that the report will be released by the end of June, the miners persisted with their urgent court action last week.

Zuma 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.

The miners want the report released immediately, saying the sooner they understand the commission's findings, the sooner they can find closure.

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