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Marikana victims mull complaint against Judge Lamont after civil case recusal

Lawyers representing the Marikana victims say their clients are deciding on a course of action following Judge Colin Lamont’s decision to recuse himself from a R1-billion civil suit against President Cyril Ramaphosa, the state and mining company Lonmin plc.

A complaint over the judge’s conduct is on the cards over what attorney Andries Nkome said was the unfair treatment of his clients. He said Lamont had been aware of a recusal application over his ownership of shares in Sibanye-Stillwater, which acquired Lonmin in 2019. 

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Tunicia Phillips
Tunicia Phillips is an investigative, award-winning journalist who has worked in broadcast for 10 years. Her beats span across crime, court politics, mining energy and social justice. She has recently returned to print at the M&G working under the Amadela Trust to specialise in climate change and environmental reporting.

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