Years after the Marikana Massacre and after almost 300 working days of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, patience is running out for President Jacob Zuma to release the inquiry’s report. One victim’s father says finding answers and getting closure are in God’s hands, but the report is in Zuma’s hands and stakeholders are pressuring him to make it public. By GREG NICOLSON.
About six months ago, Andile Yawa sat in the back seat of a car from Marikana to Joburg. He’d spent the day talking about the death of his son, Cebisile, who was shot by police on 16 August 2012 in a volley of fire from the Tactical Response Team. Andile Yawa stood at “Scene One” where his son fell. He sat on the koppie where the miners demanded to be heard. In the car, Yawa, who was a miner until his son took over his job, talked about his children. He stared at a photo of Cebisile flexing his muscles like a body builder, the image wrapped in a pink frame with love hearts and teddy bears.
Two months after the president received the report from the Marikana Inquiry, demands for its release have increased. The Commission sat…
Source : Daily Maverick