Amcu: ‘to stop SA’s economy’

2013-05-18 00:00

THE Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) will stage a march to the Union Buildings that will bring the economy of South Africa to a “standstill”, union leader Joseph Mathunjwa has said.

Addressing over 4 000 mineworkers at the Karee Hostel Stadium, where a memorial service for regional Amcu organiser Mawethu Steven was held yesterday, Mathunjwa said they wanted to tell President Jacob Zuma to act against killings that have threatened to reignite violence in the volatile Rustenburg mines.

Steven was gunned down in a tavern last Saturday.

Mathunjwa did not indicate when the march would take place. “I call upon all politicians that if they want to be business people, they must leave politics because once they mix these two, we will always see the 34 of Marikana. We will be killed every day because this is a serious conflict of interest,” he said.

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