The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said  that legal proceedings against the 72 police officers involved in the killing of 34 miners during the Marikana Massacre has not yet started.

It has been five years after the tragedy and nothing has been done about it.

The dockets investigating the police officials involved in the killing of the miners on August 16, 2012, has not been received from the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku.

In total, 47 people died in the violent protest at the Lonmin Mine in Marikana, including four security guards and two police officers.

Miners demanded that their pay be increased to R12 500 per month, a near tripling of their salaries at the time.

The South African Treasury previously shot down an IPID request for an additional R5-million to complete investigations.

The South African Police Service referred enquiries for comment to the Ministry of Police.