Marikana Commission of Inquiry appoints secretary

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pretoria - The Marikana Commission of Inquiry has appointed Advocate Phuti Setati as the secretary of the commission.

The appointment came into effect on October 12.

"Advocate Setati brings to the Commission a wealth of legal experience honed at the office of the State Law Adviser, where he has served as Senior State Law Adviser," said the commission in a statement.

The commission, headed by Judge Ian Farlam, was appointed by President Jacob Zuma to get to the bottom of the incident that took place on 16 August in Marikana and the days preceding that.

On October 3, Farlam adjourned the Commission of Inquiry until October 22 to allow for the victims' families to travel to the town in the North West province to attend proceedings.

Meanwhile, the Marikana Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) met with stakeholders from traditional and religious sectors on Thursday, ahead of finalising the report to be submitted to Cabinet on the Marikana tragedy.

In a joint statement, the IMC and stakeholders described the meeting as useful, adding that it had captured the spirit of cooperation.

Stakeholders who participated in the meeting included leadership from the National House of Traditional Leaders, North West House of Traditional Leaders, Congress for Traditional Leaders of South Africa and North West Provincial Faith-Based Organisations.