Lonmin head of HR alleged to be covert agent driving anti-workers' agenda

Journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh, said he stands by his report that Lonmin's Head of Human Resources, Barnard Mokwena, is a covert agent of the State Security Agency (SSA).

The Rapport journalist said the information was not leaked to the publication, but was part of their own investigations into South Africa's intelligence-related matters.

702's John Robbie spoke to him regarding more details of the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

The story is based on very detailed documents we have seen, emanating from the government intelligence structure where he is listed as a covert source and agent.

Pieter-Louis Myburgh, Rapport senior journalist

He [Mokwena] initially denied that he'd ever been a covert operative for the SSA or that he received money for any such work.

Pieter-Louis Myburgh, Rapport senior journalist

Mandisa Mokwena, his wife, was an agent who was linked to the SOU from the SAA, which seems to be a sub-unit within the SSA which has tasked itself with party political and personal agendas.

Pieter-Louis Myburgh, Rapport senior journalist
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