Nomgcobo Jiba, the acting director of public prosecutions
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Marikana mine strike: South Africa drop murder charges

South African prosecutors have provisionally dropped murder charges against 270 miners whose colleagues were shot dead by police.

The charges cannot be dismissed formally until the end of the inquiry, but prosecutors said all detained miners would be freed.

Nomgcobo Jiba, the acting director of public prosecutions, said the accused will be released conditionally, pending investigations.

  • 02 Sep 2012