Striking Marikana mineworkers had performed muti rituals and believed they were unassailable before the massacre, heard the Farlam commission.
The police monitoring body has not given prosecutors any dockets relating to alleged assaults on miners.
Legal Aid South Africa has appealed the court's decision for it to provide funding for the wounded and arrested Marikana miners, says a report.
The Farlam commission has heard the shooting of miners at Marikana was not due to the police's dispersal plan but to the individual action of police.
A senior police officer has fielded questions about the communication difficulties during the intervention to end the Marikana protest last year.
The Legal Aid Board has asked Parliament for more money in order to help the Marikana miners and people who cannot afford legal costs.
Legal Aid SA has agreed to cover the legal costs of injured miners while deciding whether to appeal the court decision, which ordered them to do so.
Casac has urged Legal Aid SA not to appeal a high court order that the state should pay the legal costs of the survivors of the Marikana massacre.
The Farlam commission has heard police officers ordered four mortuary vehicles to be at the hill at Marikana hours before the shootings last year.
Judgment has been handed down in favour of Advocate Dali Mpofu's funding case for the Marikana mineworkers wounded and arrested in 2012.
Crime stats, the Marikana commission and the Richard Mdluli judgment indicate the South African Police Service is in trouble.
A lawyer has told the Farlam commission that the surviving miners and the families of the deceased should have a fair chance to present their cases.
The proud tradition of anti-apartheid lawyers seems to have disappeared as miners battle to get legal representation at the Farlam commission.
The Farlam commission has been postponed until next week to study information police have held back in the inquiry into 44 deaths at Marikana.
The opposition's fervent support of the Marikana miners has been read as political opportunism, but civilians behind the campaign seem okay with it.
Citizens4Marikana, a group fighting for the state to fund the wounded and arrested Marikana miners, are marching to the Union Buildings in protest.
The Economic Freedom Fighters has expressed its support of a march to appeal for legal funding by surviving Marikana miners and their families.
North West deputy police commissioner William Mpembe has broken down at the Farlam commission, saying he was hurt by accusation made against him.
An officer injured in the lead-up to Marikana massacre has refused the services of the police's lawyers due to a conflict of interest.