Angry miners stone Vavi's car - reports

2012-10-19 15:49
Zwelinzima Vavi. (Loanna Hoffmann, Beeld)

Zwelinzima Vavi. (Loanna Hoffmann, Beeld)

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Cape Town - Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi’s car was pelted with stones on Friday while visiting striking miners in Orkney, reports say.

Vavi was on his way to visit a third hostel at AngloGold's mine when angry workers attacked the vehicle.

SABC journalist Pearl Magubane tweeted: "#orkneymine Vavi's car stoned on his way to itereleng residential - 3rd hostel."

#AngloGold media told to leave the area because "it is too dangerous", after Vavi's car was pelted with stones,” Aldrin Sampear, a Jacaranda FM journalist tweeted.

Earlier, miners at a different hostel became hostile while Vavi was addressing them, with many walking away.

Jacaranda FM reported that Vavi had to be whisked away by bodyguards.

Read more on:    cosatu  |  zwelinzima vavi  |  mahikeng  |  labour  |  mining  |  mining unrest
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