Mr X: These people are using muti against me

2014-06-20 14:12
People listen as witnesses testify at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry. (Felix Dlangamandla, Beeld)

People listen as witnesses testify at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry. (Felix Dlangamandla, Beeld)

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Pretoria - The Farlam Commission of Inquiry was postponed on Friday because police witness Mr X fell sick while testifying.

Mr X complained that he felt unwell at around 11:00, after he had testified for about two hours.

The witness had previously requested a break. When the commission resumed, he gave evidence briefly about the traditional medicine used on the miners by a sangoma in August 2012.

He then requested another break.

"Chairperson, may I be granted permission to see my gogo [his word for traditional healer]. These people are working, using lot of muti against me," said the secretive witness.

Police lawyer Tebogo Mathibedi, who was leading Mr X, then requested chairperson of the commission, retired judge Ian Farlam, for a stand-down.

Mathibedi later told the commission that Mr X could not proceed on Friday.

The public hearings in Pretoria will resume on Monday.

Mr X's face was revealed for the first time at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria on Thursday.

Gasps and whispers were heard in the Tshwane municipal auditorium where the commission is holding public hearings into the 2012 Marikana shooting.
- SAPA
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