Mathunjwa also used the platform to also go back into the day seven years ago. He said “It was a difficult day. I had never seen so many guns in my life. Seeing them and with wage negotiations with Lonmin reaching a stalemate, I knew that something bad was going to happen”. He said that he tried to call his other colleagues to inform them how the talks went but there was no signal. “After I addressed the mineworkers who were gathered at the koppie that their employer did not submit to their demands, Mambush said that they had heard me and that I must go and tell the world what had happend” he said. Mambush, whose real name was Mgcineni Noki, was Lonmin strike leader in the green blanket who was shot 14 times on August 16th, including on his head.