NUM president back on stand

2013-02-14 13:33
Striking Marikana miners (Picture: AFP)

Striking Marikana miners (Picture: AFP)

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Rustenburg - The president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) returned to the stand at the Farlam commission of inquiry in Rustenburg on Thursday.

Senzeni Zokwana did so because Karel Tip, for the NUM, sought clarity on a strike by rock drill operators in the North West in June.

The inquiry heard that the rock drill operators at Lonmin platinum's Marikana mine met with operators from another mine who indicated they could not get a wage increase.

The morning's procedures started with Dali Mpofu, for the injured and arrested miners, seeking clarity from Zokwana on the songs union members sung at protests.

Zokwana earlier testified they were threatening. However, on Thursday he said not all the songs should be taken literally.

Zokwana was finished by the tea break and Mpofu indicated he would call a new witness, one of the miners shot and injured in August.

The commission is probing the deaths of 44 people during an unprotected strike at Lonmin's Marikana mine last year.

The inquiry continues.

Read more on:    num  |  lonmin  |  dali mpofu  |  senzeni zokwana  |  mahikeng  |  mining unrest  |  marikana inquiry  |  mining

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