WHAT: On 22 May 2018, the North West High Court found Marikana housing and land rights activist, Napoleon Webster not guilty of murdering Petrus Sabata, who was killed at Marikana on 8 December 2016. Webster has always maintained that the charges against him were politically motivated and were not based on any reasonable suspicion that he had committed any offence. He was subsequently found not guilty by the Court after the prosecution failed to produce any credible evidence that linked Webster to the death of Sabata. Webster will brief the press on the charges against him, his trial and acquittal and concerns about the politicisation of the police and the criminal justice system. Joining the press conference will be, Lindokuhle Mdabe (attorney at SERI) and Nomzamo Zondo (SERI’s director of litigation).

WHEN: Thursday, 24 May at 10:00 to 11:30.

WHERE: SERI’s Conference Room, 6th floor Aspern House, 54 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

WHO: Napoleon Webster (Marikana housing and land rights activist), Lindokuhle Mdabe (SERI attorney) and Nomzamo Zondo (SERI Director of Litigation)

  • Download the full statement here
  • Read more on the case and access the court papers here.