One of the four suspects arrested in connection with the murder of a Samancor Chrome mine employee has also been implicated in Mr X’s testimony.
Had the Lonmin security guards observed a radio security warning they might never have confronted the enraged miners and suffered fatalities.
The testimony of Mr X has dealt with the 10 killings leading up to the Marikana massacre of 34 miners. The M&G spoke to their families this week.
A miner implicated by Mr X's testimony as one of those responsible for the death of police officers and security guards, has been killed.
A miner who is testifying at the Marikana commission says both the police and mining company Lonmin were innocent in the events at Marikana in 2012.
The police’s key witness refused to answer further questions after the miners’ advocate brought his mental and emotional state into question.
An advocate representing the families of the deceased miners wanted to know if Mr X had been offered anything else in exchange for his testimony.
It was 1988, Salman Rushdie had been 'disinvited' from the Weekly Mail Book Week and SA literature giants were at loggerheads, recalls Anton Harber.
The former police minister had the opportunity to give the commission his version of events, but used it instead to show off his fancy footwork.
Mr X on Thursday apologised to the families of the people he claims he had a hand in killing in the days leading up to the Marikana massacre.