Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will testify at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry this month. The provisional date for Ramaphosa’s testimony had been moved to the 11th and 12th of August. IOL reported the following on July the 3rd:
“In 2012, on the second day of the public hearings, Dali Mpofu SC, for the miners wounded and arrested in the August 16 shooting, said Ramaphosa had condemned the protests in an e-mail. He described them as criminal acts, and suggested “concomitant action”.
“This (e-mail) was on 15 August at 2.58pm, exactly 24 hours before the people were mowed down on that mountain,” Mpofu said at the time.
“He advanced that what was taking place were criminal acts and must be characterised as such. In line with this characterisation (Ramaphosa said) there needs to be concomitant action to address the situation,” said Mpofu.”