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Marikana: Union wants the truth

2012-10-02 20:33

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.

Comments
  • Watkykj - 2012-10-02 20:55

    Your miners caused trouble and got dealt with...simple as!

  • george.slade.161 - 2012-10-02 21:23

    It was Van Riebeeks fault --Should never have stopped here --So Blame Holland !

  • Mike Peach - 2012-10-02 21:31

    Yep you cause trouble you receive trouble,unfortunately the trouble makers arnt able to receive the the rot they dish out,not mens backsides.

  • tj.maseko3 - 2012-10-02 21:38

    I don't believe that people are fool to se the reality if u steal remember after agreement with mine the stadium was all green to show the trough color of strike please don't blame other masses

      Onke Mdingi - 2012-10-02 22:35

      Any need for the commission in the first place? To me it is a (taxpayer's) money making tool that is there to cash-in on other people's misery.

  • george.slade.161 - 2012-10-02 21:46

    The truth is --Nobody needs Unions --Period!!!

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-10-03 05:15

    The truth is that both miners and unions are a collective of dumb sh*ts !! Next question?

  • Annelize Grobler - 2012-10-03 06:39

    The truth is unions are costing us millions... the truth is you signed an employment contract and was happy with your salary..... the truth is if you dont like it, stop burning down schOols and get an education to get higher positions....

  • derek.bredenkamp.3 - 2012-10-03 07:56

    There is only one question that must be answered. Who gave the order to shoot to kill?

      Annelize Grobler - 2012-10-03 08:40

      and another question.... how many times must the police ask to lay down their weapons ? 2 policemen hacked to death not enough to act upon ?

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