Strike violence: Amcu member arrested

2014-04-22 11:53

A member of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has been arrested in connection with strike-related violence in Rustenburg, North West police said.

The 27-year-old man had been on the run from police since last month, spokesperson Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said today.

“According to police reports, on Friday, March 28 ... at about 6pm, the suspect and a group of other Amcu members allegedly attacked two fellow Impala workers outside a scrap yard in Boitekong,” said Ngubane.

A 35-year-old woman and a man (38) were stabbed with spears.

Ngubane said police arrested Khayalethu Mzimela at Sunrise View in Boitekong on April 15.

“On April 17, Mzimela made a brief appearance at the Bafokeng Magistrates’ Court, facing charges of attempted murder. The case was postponed to Thursday [April 24] for further investigation.”

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