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Phiyega’s ‘zombie litigation’ to fight Marikana findings costs taxpayers

The government has thrown R5.5-million — and counting — into a black hole of litigation for former police commissioner Riah Phiyega to clear her name in relation to the Marikana massacre, despite a high court finding her application was threadbare and not in the public interest.

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Niren Tolsi
Niren Tolsi is a freelance journalist whose interests include social justice, citizen mobilisation and state violence, protest, the Constitution and Constitutional Court, football and Test cricket.

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