SA to drop miner murder charges

September 2, 2012   // 0 Comments

  Photo: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (BBC) 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. Local authorities used a controversial apartheid-era law to accuse the miners of provoking police to...

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