Ipid's plans to charge 72 cops over Marikana massacre encouraging - APCOF

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has told Parliament that it has identified a list of 72 police officers for prosecution for their role in the killing of 34 mine workers in Marikana in 2012.

Civil group African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) says it's encouraging to see that there are developments in the investigation.

We have been waiting. It's encouraging to see that the investigations are progressing. It's taken a long time.

Sean Tait, Director of African Policing Oversight Forum

APCOF Director Sean Tait says lack of capacity and skills among public order police has raised concerns over the years.

Take a listen to Sean Tait describe resourcing issues within the police force:

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