- Sipho Hlongwane
Bishop Johannes Seoka was called upon to testify before the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, after having played a big mediation role in the labour unrest that led to over 45 deaths. He appeared for a second time on Thursday, having previously blamed Lonmin and the police for unreasonably failing to negotiate with the striking miners. This time, advocates for the police and the company tried to skewer him, but the bishop stood his ground. By SIPHO HLONGWANE.