South Africans voice their frustration at #MarikanaReport online

President Jacob Zuma released the findings of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry on Thursday night. According to the report, the blame for the August 2012 tragedy lies largely with the South African Police Services. But many people were disappointed by what Zuma revealed about the #MarikanaReport. AAISHA DADI PATEL rounds up reaction from the Twitterverse.

Before the live broadcast of Zuma’s presentation of the report even began some people, including Dali Mpofu, the lawyer who represented the miners at the commission, had doubts about whether it would be broadcast at all.

And when it was finally aired, Daily Maverick journalist Ranjeni Munusamy summed up the general reaction:

Political analyst Ebrahim Fakir questioned how ministers and other executives had been found to be exempt from any blame.

Tweeps were calling it a whitewash – a censored and biased cover-up.

And it was pointed out that national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, who the report implied is unfit for her role, was appointed by the president to begin with.

City Press editor Ferial Haffajee lamented what this meant for the country’s impressions of powerful women.

The frustrations with the report were very clear.

But after all was said and done, the families of the victims are still no closer to closure.

– Featured image by Ihsaan Haffejee taken at the second anniversary of the Marikana massacre.

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