MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
24 August 2012
FXI Welcomes appointment of Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Marikana Massacre
The Freedom of Expression Institute welcomes the timeous appointment of a Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana Massacre, to be headed by Justice Ian Farlam.
The events in Marikana on August 16 marks the tragic apex of growing problems around the right to protest which people in poor communities across South Africa have been experiencing over recent years. The death of Andries Tatane in April last year, is no less a similar reminder of how the right to protest can be systematically undermined and repressed in this country. Continue reading