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Judge Lamont recuses himself from Marikana massacre case

Judge Colin Lamont has recused himself from the Marikana civil case.

An application was launched for Lamont’s recusal after he disclosed that he had shares in Lonmin.

More than 300 people affected by the 2012 events in Marikana are taking President Cyril Ramaphosa to court for his role in what happened.

The events include the killing of 34 miners by police on 16 August 2012.

Other killings took place in what was effectively a wage deadlock between mineworkers and the company Lonmin.

At the time, Ramaphosa was a non-executive director of Lonmin.

Advocate Dali Mpofu is representing the 328 affected Marikana families.

He also launched the recusal application against Lamont.

Source: eNCA

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