Num supporter attacked at Wonderkop

2013-07-21 17:54
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Marikana - A man wearing a National Union of Mineworkers T-shirt was beaten up at the Nkaneng informal settlement, in Wonderkop, on Sunday.

The man was attacked while heading to the Wonderkop stadium, where Num was holding a membership recruitment rally.

Armed police guarded the paramedics who attended to him. He had blood on his chin and cheeks from a stab wound in the neck.

Paramedics put an oxygen mask on him and took him to hospital at speed.

Earlier, Num official Eric Gclitshana told the rally people were being killed for wearing Num T-shirts.

The Num is trying to recruit new members after losing its majority union status to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union at Lonmin's Marikana operation.

The Num has referred a dispute to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration about the interpretation and implementation of the recognition agreement.

Forty-four people were killed in Marikana last August during strike-related violence at Lonmin. Thirty four of them were shot dead by the police on 16 August. Ten people, including two policemen and two security guards, were killed in the preceding week.

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