The breakthrough at the Marikana Commission was always going to happen when a police officer decided he was not willing to carry the can for his superiors.
As issues of relevance have beset the Commission and justice for all parties, a chink has been opened in the police's solid blue line of lies about what really happened on 16 August 2012.
Trying to save himself, the officer charged with setting up the plan has exposed what looks to be a massive police cover up. By GREG NICOLSON & GREG MARINOVICH.
The Special Task Force's lieutenant colonel Duncan Scott was appointed to coordinate the plan to disperse and disarm the Marikana protestors. In the days after the police shot 34 people dead and wounded another 270, Scott's computer became the hub for the police's evidence of what happened.
The cops knew they would have to account for their actions. Members from the different units who had recorded video and photographs of the events went to Scott who loaded the evidence on his computer.
He appeared at the Commission last week and faced a choice - expose an attempt to hide and manipulate evidence or take the rap and possibly face criminal...