South Africa to drop murder charges against miners

, PRETORIA, Sept 2 – South Africa’s public prosecution agency will provisionally drop murder charges brought against 270 miners for the killing of their colleagues shot dead by police, its chief said on Sunday.

“The murder charge against the current 270 suspects, which was provisional anyway, will be formally withdrawn provisionally in court on their next court appearance,” acting national director of prosecutions Nomgcobo Jibo told a news conference.

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