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Miners to bury last of colleagues

2012-09-07 17:05

Rustenburg - Lonmin mineworkers on Friday were preparing to travel to the Eastern Cape and Lesotho to bury the last of their colleagues who were killed during violent protests.

Buses and minibus taxis arrived in Nkaneng squatter camp in Wonderkop on Thursday night to transport the striking miners.

The miners had vowed not to heed the call to return to work after a peace accord was signed by negotiating parties.

They would march to Lonmin's Karee mine again on Monday to make sure none of their colleagues was at work.

The parties to the accord included unions Solidarity, Uasa and the National Union of Mineworkers, the department of labour, and Lonmin.

The workers' representatives and Amcu did not sign.

"We will be back on Sunday, and then we will march to Karee again on Monday," said workers' representative Xolani Nzunza.

On Thursday, Lonmin said it had agreed together with the unions to invite Amcu and the workers' representatives to participate in wage negotiations.

The wage talks would be facilitated by the CCMA.

The miners are demanding a R12 500 wage increase across the board.

At least 34 people were killed in Wonderkop during a clash with police last month. Ten others were killed in the preceding week.

Comments
  • jean.tredoux.5 - 2012-09-07 17:26

    Just wondering, there's this muti that's suppose to make these guys invisible (bloody rabbit) but there is no magical potion that can revive them?!

  • juan.prinsloo.750 - 2012-09-07 17:33

    What I can't understand is how the hell can they be from Lesotho, they are not even South Africans and they think they have the right to have violent protests. Unbelievable

      ditoare.gypsy - 2012-09-07 21:52

      Think out of the box Mr prinsloo, hope u never consider going to work in australia or england becouse those country they are paying much higher than south africa, won't u feel insulted if they give you south african rate but your expenses are in pounds? South africa is paying much higher than Lesotho but their rates are matching the one of lesotho now,

  • Nico Jooste - 2012-09-07 17:35

    mmmm..seems like monday going to be exciting!! just fire them at get over with it! iam working at karee 4 mine! its not fun anymore to go there and knowing i can be attacked again!

      ditoare.gypsy - 2012-09-07 22:05

      Mr jooste are you a winch operator? Becouse if u can tell me any position that is higher than that then I will have a proof of why ian farmer didn't want to give people money, becouse you are a proven dumb-a** in karee. You know why u have thumbsup??? Becouse you are standing there and telling us you are going to work but you know that you will be attacked. YOU ARE SUCH A DUMB-STUNT

  • graham.brouwer - 2012-09-07 18:33

    Hope the Unions join them in the Taxi's..... And all die:)))

  • graham.brouwer - 2012-09-07 18:40

    Hope all the Taxi's drive off a cliff

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-09-08 15:03

    sies you all of you white we dont need your coment coz you still dont eccept that you are not in power you still have apartherd you all can go to helleeeeee smell bigs

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-09-08 15:17

      You are not even intelligent. Don't worry, that is not your fault. It is the ANC that purposely kept you stupid and they are still doing that.

      adrian.strydom - 2012-09-08 15:18

      You're such a perfect example of the failure of the education system in 'your' country. You can't spell, and you're ignorant. Quickly apply for a job as CEO of an ANC controlled company. You have all the qualifications needed.

      adrian.strydom - 2012-09-08 15:19

      Oh....and by the way....what does 'smell bigs' mean ? You been sniffing your own arm pit again ?

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