SA police 'lied over mine deaths'
on 19/09/2013 18:38:47
In a statement, the Marikana commission said it had to search computer hard drives of officers to discover documents about the 2012 shootings that shocked South Africa and recalled the worst excesses of the apartheid era.
The commission said documents show the police version of events at the platinum mine "is in material respects not the truth".
The statement said the thousands of pages of new evidence include documents the police had previously said did not exist and material which should have been disclosed earlier by police.
The commission adjourned until Wednesday to study the new evidence.