Changes to the commission’s remit could let key actors off the hook.
The Bureau looks at Lonmin Plc’s role in events surrounding the Marikana massacre.
* Lonmin officials and police planned to break the strike decisively after first discussing the ‘political connotations’
* Lonmin’s 500-strong private security personnel supplied CCTV surveillance, helicopters, jail cells and ambulances to the police operation
* Lonmin security were armed with live ammunition and deployed around the site on the day of the massacre
* Top Lonmin executives lobbying politicians and police chiefs to increase police presence at the mine
* The London listed company was facing intense financial pressures in the months leading up to the massacre
“It all starts adding up to a very poisonous picture which undermines the very fabric of South African democracy. If true, this is an outrageous collusion that adds up to a huge injustice”- Rehad Desai