Laying into security chief Dirk Botes, advocate Dali Mpofu said Lonmin's collusion with the police led to many of the miners' deaths.
Lonmin is accused of deliberately changing records to conceal that their security personnel had fired shots at strikers.
A member of Lonmin's tactical response unit has told the Farlam commission that stopping the approximately 3 000 protesters was impossible.
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 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 Farlam commission has heard that police witness Mr X would be discarding muti, to follow the prescripts of Christianity.
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.
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.
While accepting responsibility for police operations on August 16 2012, the former police minister pointed out he wasn’t personally to blame.
As former police minister Nathi Mthethwa is set to begin his testimony at the Marikana commission, we focus on some questions he'll have to answer.
Advocate Dali Mpofu is expected to fire accusations at former police minister Nathi Mthethwa that he sparked the Marikana massacre.
The credibility of "Mr X" as a witness was pushed into shaky territory when his cross-examination at the Marikana commission started this week.
The Marikana Commission has once again adjourned before hearing the end of Mr X's testimony.
Mr X became visibly agitated on Tuesday as an evidence leader accused him of lying to the Marikana commission.
Mr X, testifying at the Marikana Commission, claims that Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa told some strikers to kill NUM president Senzeni Zokwana.
An international policing expert, Gary White, says there were major problems with Marikana's planning, intelligence, and command and control.
Stabbing, hacking, shooting and burning were "necessary" to make miners aware of the strike.