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Lawyers to report back to Marikana miners

Another report back session from lawyers for the injured and arrested miners will also take place.

FILE: Another report back session from lawyers for the injured and arrested miners will also take place.

JOHANNESBURG - Lawyers for the families of mineworkers shot dead by police in Marikana are currently in private talks with their clients at the Lonmin platinum company ahead of a report back session to workers.

The briefing will outline the details of the Marikana report and the action taken by President Jacob Zuma.

Another report back session from lawyers for the injured and arrested miners will also take place.

The widows of the Marikana mineworkers arrived earlier and will be joined by Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) officials in the briefing.

The union's general secretary Jeff Mphahlele is in Marikana and says he will also attend the report back session to the workers.

Lawyers for the injured and arrested miners say they are not satisfied with the action taken by President Zuma.

It's unclear when the main meeting will begin.

OPPOSITION

While opposition parties continue to weigh in on the Marikana Report, Cope has called on Zuma and his government to apologise to the nation and to take full responsibility the massacre.

The report largely laid the blame on National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega and Mbombo.

Cope's Dennis Bloem says, "We know that Riah Phiyega is now a scapegoat and the finger is now being pointed at her. But we know that is the strategy of Jacob Zuma and his ruling party."

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