Police confiscate weapons at Lonmin hostels

2013-08-13 11:42

North West police have confiscated home-made weapons at two of Lonmin Platinum’s mine hostels.

“We confiscated a lot of home-made sharp objects like knobkerries, assegais, and strong iron at two hostels on the platinum belt,” police spokesperson Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said today.

“It is part of the operation to rid the area of any dangerous weapons to ensure we have a peaceful commemoration.”

In August last year, 44 people died during strike-related unrest at Lonmin’s Marikana operations in Rustenburg.

Thirty four people – almost all striking mine workers – were shot dead in a clash with police on August 16. Ten people, including two police officers, were killed in the preceding week.

Ngubane said the weapons were found at the Wonderkop and Karee hostels.

He said police had received many requests for gatherings in the area on August 16.

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