_: The Executive Director of the IPID Mr Francois Beukman and his team from National office will be getting a briefing from the investigation team deployed at Marikana; thereafter he will visit the scene. The IPID has sent a team of investigators from its North West and Gauteng office – this team has been working around the clock since the shooting occurred. The IPID is investigating in terms of its mandate as set out in section 28 of the IPID Act, No. 1 of 2011.
The investigation will seek to establish if the police action was proportional to the threat that posed by the miners. It is still early in the investigation to establish the real facts around this tragedy.
The investigators are working with the criminal record centre and ballistics experts. The focus is on collecting all the relevant evidence to assist in the investigation.