Acting Ipid head to brief MPs on Marikana commission recommendations

Israel Kgamanyane will brief MPs on the inquiry’s recommendations in response to the 2012 shooting.

FILE: A cross erected on the Koppie after the massacre as a symbol of the lives lost two years ago in Marikana. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANENSBURG - Acting Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Israel Kgamanyane will brief Members of Parliament (MPs) today on the implementation of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry's recommendations in response to the Marikana shooting.

The commission recommended a full investigation to ascertain criminal liability on the part of all South African Police Service (SAPS) members who were involved in the August 2012 massacre in which 34 mineworkers were killed.

The commission also said staffing and resourcing of Ipid should be reviewed so that the watchdog can do its work effectively.

Ipid spokesperson Robbie Raburabu says Kgamanyane will brief the police portfolio committee.

"There's an update on the Farlam recommendations with regards to recommendations specifically pertaining to Ipid."