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Rhodes Must Fall group calls for Farlam's head

The retired judge headed an inquiry into the deadly Marikana massacre where 34 miners were killed.

FILE: The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) student group, Rhodes Must Fall, called for Ian Farlam to be removed from the university's council. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Student group Rhodes Must Fall on Tuesday called for Ian Farlam to be removed from the University of Cape Town (UCT)'s council.

The retired judge headed an inquiry into the Marikana massacre, where 34 miners were gunned down at the hands of police, during an unprotected strike at a Lonmin mine in 2012.

Farlam and his findings on Marikana have come under heavy criticism.

The group, credited for the removal of the Cecil John Rhodes statue at UCT in Apri l, said it will continue to address matters of transformation on and off campus.

#RhodesMustFall The group has called on UCT to rename Jameson Hall to Marikana Hall. MK pic.twitter.com/2JzQFATAve

The movement held a media briefing to commemorate Marikana miners who were killed.

Members gathered in the Jameson Plaza.

#RhodesMustFall group holding a media briefing in remembrance of the Marikana miners. @MasaKekana pic.twitter.com/deUizhNY6v

On the walls were the pictures of the miners that lost their lives.

Holding candles, they said they are commemorating those who were killed while protesting.

"His [Farlam's] involvement has tainted the university and has made it complicit again in the Marikana massacre," a student said.

The movement said it will march on Thursday to hand over a list of demands to management.

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