Lawyers pull apartheid card on Marikana witness

2012-11-24 14:50

Brigadier Johannes Petrus Breytenbach hesitated, somewhat uncomfortably, when during cross-examination at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry Advocate Dali Mpofu asked if he had been a police officer for 10 years during the apartheid era.

A man wearing a red T-shirt inscribed with the words “Divided we bargain – divided we starve” shifted in his seat in the public gallery at the Rustenburg Civic Centre, moving his head forward as if trying to get a closer look at the proceedings down on the stage.

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