‘I know my son is going to die’, says Mr X's mother

2014-06-29 09:29

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The mother of the police’s key witness at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry believes that her son is as good as dead.

“I know he’s going to die. There is no way he can come back here and think he will live a normal life again,” said the elderly woman who gave birth to the man known across South Africa as Mr X.

His grisly descriptions of muti rituals and murders have shocked those following the commission.

But his mother, who lives in a small village in the Eastern Cape, said she had neither seen nor heard any of his testimony because she didn’t have electricity for a TV.

She spoke to City Press from her small home on a slope overlooking the majestic rolling hills of the Eastern Cape.

Both her identity and the name of her village are being protected, as the commission has ordered that Mr X may not be identified in any way.

Her neighbours, though, know exactly who Mr X is.

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