Buses stoned at AngloGold mine

2012-10-17 11:23

Johannesburg - Four AngloGold Ashanti mineworkers were injured when their bus was stoned as they returned to work to end a strike, company spokesperson Alan Fine said on Wednesday.

"The buses they were on were stoned," said Fine. "There were a few injuries. Four injuries," he said.

This happened at the mine's Moab Khutsong operations in the Free State.

It is one of six mines affected by a strike - Great Noligwa, Kopanang as well as the West Wits operations - Mponeng, Savuka, and TauTona.

National Union of Mineworkers spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka said mineworkers at Moab Khutsong voted on Tuesday night that they would return to work.

However, a small group of about 20 or so mainly young people were not happy with the decision.

"So when workers started going back to work they started pelting stones at the buses," said Seshoka.

Fine said the company would see what could be done to enable people to return to work if they wished to do so.

Seshoka said people were keen to return.

Comment was not immediately available from police.

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-10-17 11:29

    Just drive over them, it will not be a big loss for the world!

      desertratbkf - 2012-10-17 11:31

      Put your rifles on A and pull the trigger till there's not ONE left standing!

      sani.ghana.3 - 2012-10-17 11:35

      These evil men must not interfere with the ones who want to work for their families

      kala.bafazi - 2012-10-17 11:45

      There is a small group of about 20 that were not happy with a decision. That leaves a few thousand who were happy with the decision. Why don't the few thousand just f@$# up the 20 and then get back to work.

      scouter.fourone - 2012-10-17 11:56

      And the Rand exchange rate goes where?..... Zim, all over again. Stand by for the land grabs...

      dimitripappas - 2012-10-17 12:00

      @Peter: Ideally, yes. Unfortunately the global liberals won't take that too well though -- recall what happened at lonmin when the police had no choice but to defend themselves by opening fire. People were still stupid enough to put the blame on them... lol

      vambozha.mutemi.9 - 2012-10-17 12:16

      just 20????? Even myself i can finish them in a minute with my rifle

      merven.halo - 2012-10-17 13:15

      I heard through some reliable sources that there are 3 mines that consider closing down near Rustenburg, and that the Chinese are lining up to buy it. Maybe it is the bigger plan of the ANC. Force the American companies to close down so they can sell to the Chinese. Though luck protesting when they are in power.

  • desertratbkf - 2012-10-17 11:29

    Absolute, vermin, savages! Barbarians!!! NOT HUMAN!

  • lorain.maseko - 2012-10-17 11:31

    Please can the cops that shot the miners the first time round come out and do their job again, I'm getting sick of hearing how the miners either hacked someone,burnt someone or stoned people,they need to be shot,that's the only language they understand.

  • mokete.sefuli - 2012-10-17 11:39

    ja its true.majority wana retrn to work violently

  • gail.allanlutz - 2012-10-17 11:39

    Arrest them for goodness sakes. It is precisely due to the 'Inaction' that takes place each time a worker thinks they have the right to injure someone that they continue. Lock them up. Oh and Dear Anglogold Ashanti - fire them! A message needs to be sent out that lawlessness will not be tolerated.

  • Mmathabo Monareng - 2012-10-17 11:43

    simple firing and hiring

  • asanda.p.james - 2012-10-17 13:49

    I,M ready 2 die or kill someone today, If inja ima mphambi kwam izondibana nebhulethi qha.Case closed.

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