Global Week in Review: South African Police Lied About Marikana Shootings

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  • Afghan Presidential Race Begins

South African Police Lied About Marikana Massacre

In this week's global news, a Congolese Nun wins a top UN award; Africa's richest woman looks to retail; 12 Years a Slave wins; plus, more. —Patrice Peck

The South African Police Services have come under heavy scrutiny after a commission of inquiry reported that the police had lied about the 2012 Marikana shootings that left 34 miners dead. A statement released on Thursday said that police had withheld or fabricated previously unseen documents and delivered false accounts of events.

(Photo: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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