Shooting inquiry politically motivated: Malema

2012-08-21 17:10

Rustenburg - The police, not a commission, should probe the shooting in Marikana, expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema said on Tuesday.

"I do not trust [President Jacob] Zuma. The police must investigate this, not some politically motivated commission. This is the way it is supposed to be done," Malema said.

"The person who established this commission is not an honest man. He established it to arrive at certain conclusions."

Malema was speaking before entering the Marikana police station with residents and miners to lay murder charges against the police following Thursday's shooting at Lonmin's mine. Reporters were not allowed inside.

Last week, the platinum mining company's rock-drill operators in Marikana embarked on a protest that saw 10 people, including two security guards and two police officers, killed.

The protests culminated in clashes with the police on Thursday, in which 34 miners were shot dead, more than 70 injured and 260 arrested.

Zuma set up a judicial commission last week to investigate the shooting.

Malema said some police officers were prepared to conduct the Marikana investigation, if given the opportunity.

"I spoke to some of the police. Some were there on the day and some were not. They said they were not happy with what happened and would investigate the matter if given a chance."

The protests were believed to be linked to rivalry between the National Union of Mineworkers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union over recognition agreements at the mine. Workers also wanted higher pay.

  • gift.mushi.9 - 2012-08-21 14:51

    Zuma must resign and it is time to nationalise mines

  • tannie.marie - 2012-08-21 14:51

    Jujuman here to save the day - why doesn't he crawl back under the rock he came from?

  • michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-21 14:52

    Hahahaha! Malema is still sour that Zuma got him fired! This guy really lives in a fantasy world! Paranoid as hell...

  • lucille.cupido.399 - 2012-08-21 14:54

    Do Mr Malema knows what he wants......I wonder???????????/

  • maama.bujju - 2012-08-21 14:55

    u open charges as who? why didnt he go there before the shooting? anyway you got a chance to the platform again utilise it and utter nonsense again hope you wont be charged again..

  • lorraine.polson1 - 2012-08-21 14:57

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!! And what Malema's doing is not politically motivated either?!! Does he honestly think he's fooling anyone? Moron!

  • alfred.neumann.142 - 2012-08-21 14:57

    I guess the footage of the miner firing on police seconds before they got shot up themselves was the video editing voodoo of white imperialist, rubbish on the trouser, 3rd force colonialist bustads and the 2 dead police officers and 2 dead security guards are all figments of our counter revolutionary imaginations.

  • Spiral - 2012-08-21 14:58

    ah crap! If this is all News24 are going to report on from now, im finding another news site!

  • phumi.ntlabati - 2012-08-21 15:00

    We should further take this case to the ICC at the Hague where we will be guaranteed justice without any political interference! We have so many commissions in this country that Zuma is presiding on and nothing ever gets done. We have a commission for the toilets in Maqaka Municipality, Limpopo text books, Education in the Eastern Cape, arms deal and the conduct of the police commissioner (that is still being questioned in court)! The real leaders of the ANC that is the branches will be the final arbiter of Zuma and his cabal in less than five months. And they can rest assure that the axe we used in Polokwane will be much more sharper for them this time around! If we do not nationalize in December we will be spitting in the grave of Solomon Mahlangu to please Ramaphosa's friends the filthy white monopoly capital!

  • kevin.pitzer - 2012-08-21 15:01

    Eish Ju Ju is playing a very dangerous game ..Just too clever but half !

  • wehan.victor - 2012-08-21 15:01

    Just as JM's involvement in all of this is politically motivated.

  • abrammothibedi.abram - 2012-08-21 15:01

    wether is politics or what 'leaders'should not use poor people/workers to fight each other because that might polarise the situation.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-21 15:01

    Here comes trouble.

  • gary.williams.7186896 - 2012-08-21 15:02

    Slugboy just won't go away? Why do the media even give him the time of day? He is just an oxygen thief at the moment He will never dissapear if the media still follow him and report on his political dribble.. Whats happened to Sars an Hawks investigation into him? Let me guess...Nothing!!

  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-08-21 15:02

    Hey Malema!!!!!! Wake up IDIOT - Its already been proven that the cops fired in self defence - they were shot at FIRST - Go back to the jungle MORON

  • bennie.marais.9 - 2012-08-21 15:03

    Why has no cop ever body seached this twat, I am sure he is sniffing CAT, Coke or smoking the muthi from the area - this is clearly evident with what he says at times. The media is actually to blame for this guys fame as hopelessly too much is being published about him all the time.

  • mike.dufham.7 - 2012-08-21 15:06

    Wow, a primate that can speak, and it weras sunglasses

  • Thoughtsandstuff - 2012-08-21 15:06

    Someone should sign this oke up as the spokesperson for Weigh Less - if they could get fat boy to lose weight, they'd make a fortune. And on that note: LOL! Police doing their job charged with murder? And has this clown never heard of the ICD? What a moron.

  • raymond.romans.5 - 2012-08-21 15:06

    New 24 deleted my previous attempts. Read the first letter of each sentence. For heaven's sake U make me sick Can't you be quiet for a change Kalashnikov culture sickens me Off you go Fat boy Fed up with you

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-08-21 15:08

    How can the police investigate a situation in which they themselves are hopelessly implicated in right up to their necks. The workers should lay a case at the international criminal court in the Hague and ask for an in-depth independent multi-national inquiry and investigation. Any internal South African investigation is already so emotionally charged that it would be impossible to derive at a clear, concise and unbiased result and or proper prosecution of those that are guilty of breaking the law. It certainly cannot go forward the way it is, political cadres deployed to investigate the possible implication of party faithful, corporate conspiracy and who knows what else is lying uncovered in this outrages mess that the LONMIN massacre is. And it is a Massacre.

  • jan.human - 2012-08-21 15:09

    And so the struggle continues........

  • deon.bruintjies - 2012-08-21 15:09

    Kani wag lat Malema moet o vati lat n mens ka miner bankkoste betaal. My pay is nogi ees ini bankie das it al op al!! Moenie worry nie my bra oz gat dai Zuma uit stem uiti ANC uit!! Ek soek net n leke goot skaap plaas lat ek al dai skape kan brai en op vriet!!

  • xanavin.vonbuchenroder - 2012-08-21 15:09

    Hi people. Who is this guy Julius Malema?

  • marlin.samuels.1 - 2012-08-21 15:17

    so its politically motivated according to you, you "trust" and business was started and motivated for greed, who cares what motivated what. people are dead and you are trying to score brownie points,

  • Collins Chavalala - 2013-08-25 18:50

    u mad boy,what kind of political motive.our fathers want money to improve our life.u take it easy coz u was not part of shooting

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