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‘We will prove Ramaphosa is hiding dangerous information’

Malema says Ramaphosa's phone records & emails need to be analysed in relation to Marikana massacre.

The Economic Freedom Fighters, Godrich Gardee, Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu at the party’s press conference on the Marikana report on 2 July 2015. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it will prove that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is hiding dangerous information on his involvement in the Marikana massacre.

The party has announced it will lay charges of "conspiracy to murder" against Ramaphosa, police top brass and Lonmin directors over the killing of 34 miners in 2012.

The Farlam Commission's report, released last week, exonerated the executive and called for an inquiry into National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega's fitness for office.

Malema says Ramaphosa's phone records and emails need to be analysed.

He says if police officers are allowed to dig deeper they'll find incriminating evidence against the deputy president.

"We are more than convinced that there's most dangerous information hidden in Ramaphosa's electronics."

But he says he realises police are also involved.

"In the recordings, people are talking politics. Police are talking politics, they make political considerations."

The EFF also wants Lonmin to pay R10 million to each of the affected family and R5 million to each of the injured workers.

WATCH: EFF to lay charges over Marikana massacre

Earlier, Malema also accused Lonmin of tax evasion.

"Report Lonmin to the South African Revenue Services for all cases of aggressive tax avoidance, which stole potential money for workers and for the state, as it is required by the law."

The EFF said the truth about the killing of 34 miners almost three years ago will only be revealed through a criminal investigation.

Malema said it's absurd that politicians are not being held responsible before and after the August 2012 shooting.

He said Nathi Mthethwa, who was the police minister at the time, must also be charged.

"[He] conspiring to commit murder of workers in Marikana and celebrated the massacre on behalf of government after the killing."

Malema said while his party doesn't trust the police to investigate its own men and women in blue, the red berets believe there are individuals who will uphold the constitution and make the right call.

Malema had quoted extracts of submissions made to the Farlam Inquiry which were captured in the commission's final report to back the party's argument as to why government and the police need to take responsibility for the shooting.

He said North West Police Commissioner at the time, Zukiswa Mbombo, was scared of Ramaphosa and more specifically the political power he wielded.

"She perceived it as pressure from Mr Cyril Ramaphosa whom she considered to be politically influential."

The EFF said although it feels Ramaphosa is always "sniffing for money" the party is not targeting him.