Marikana: Union wants the truth

2012-10-02 20:33
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Rustenburg - The Farlam commission of inquiry must uncover the truth about the shooting of mineworkers in Marikana, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Tuesday.

"We want to know what happened," Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa said on the sidelines of an inspection visit by the commission to the Nkaneng informal settlement.

He denied there was animosity between his union and the National Union of Mineworkers.

"We have been at Lonmin since 2010, we held meetings and there has never been any conflict.

"People call it rivalry now that workers have found a new home. We have never been enemies," he said.

Amcu had been blamed as being behind the strike at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana, North West, but Mathunjwa denied this.

The commission is headed by retired judge Ian Farlam.

Read more on:    amcu  |  num  |  ian farlam  |  joseph mathunjwa  |  mining unrest
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