President Jacob Zuma has said the report from the Marikana Commission of Inquiry will be released by the end of June, while calls for it to be made available to the public this week continue to increase. Concerned groups still plan to go to court and have even requested the report from the Marikana Commission chairperson, saying he could have released it all this time. By GREG NICOLSON.
Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, Zuma reminded opposition parties that his government instituted the Marikana inquiry and allowed it multiple extensions to complete its work. “They’ve completed the report and they’ve submitted the report to the president. Now, like all other reports, the president has to look at the report and apply his mind, look at the aice by those who are professional, who understand the law, who must therefore help particularly when it comes to the recommendations. And this is what the president is busy doing,” said Zuma, to jeers from the opposition.
“The issue of ‘give the report, give the report’ as a slogan is being done as if we don’t care about this matter, as if this very Commission was not appointed by us and there is no report…
Source : Daily Maverick