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Tripartite alliance welcomes Marikana report

The alliance urged all parties to comply with recommendations made by the Farlam Commission.

FILE: Miners gather on the koppie in Marikana ahead of the anniversary of the shooting. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

PRETORIA - The tripartite alliance has welcomed the Farlam report into the Marikana shooting, urging all parties to comply with recommendations.

The ANC, SACP and Cosatu briefed media in Centurion last night following their five-day summit where they discussed a range of issues including Nkandla and unity within the trade federation movement.

President Jacob Zuma released the Farlam Commission of Inquiry report last week which investigated the deaths of 44 people during labour unrest at the Marikana mine in 2012.

The ANC's Gwede Mantashe says the Marikana shooting was one of the greatest tragedies in South Africa's recent history.

"We welcome the release of the report and support the decision by government to work with unions and the mining industry to give effect to recommendations made by the commission."

Spending on Zuma's Nkandla compound was also discussed at the summit.

"The alliance calls on government and the courts to conclude all civil, criminal and disciplinary matters directed at those responsible for the gross inflation of both the scope and cost of the project."

Mantashe reiterated the public protector's finding that there was no corruption on Zuma's part.

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