Marikana death toll rises to 46

2012-09-19 20:57
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2012-09-15 15:25

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Marikana - An ANC ward councillor has confirmed the death of a woman allegedly hit by a police rubber bullet on Saturday while buying food from a spaza shop in Marikana.

Paulina Masutlo, an ANC councillor in Wonderkop, died at the Paul Kruger Hospital in Rustenburg around noon on Tuesday.

According to ward councillor Nelson Mpongwana, he saw a deep gash on Masutlo’s knee on Saturday before arranging transport for her to hospital.

Three other women who were with Masutlo at the time were also reportedly injured.

The area was the scene of violent clashes after police opened fire with rubber bullets on mineworkers who had earlier surrendered their weapons.

Forty-six people have died since a wildcat strike at the Lonmin mine turned violent about six weeks ago.

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