South Africa opened an inquiry Monday into the police killing of 34 miners and related violence that took place in August, vowing to uncover how a row over pay ended in the country's worst bloodbath since the end of apartheid.
Police officers close to protesting miners near a platinum mine in Marikana on August 16. South Africa opened an inquiry on Monday into the police killing of at least 34 miners during the day of violence in August, hoping to find out how a dispute over pay ended in a bloodbath.
The Marikana Commission of Inquiry, appointed by President Jacob Zuma, began what is expected to be four months of deliberations at Rustenburg Civic Centre, a short distance from the mine where police gunned down striking platinum miners on August 16.
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