Guards fire canisters at Gold Fields protesters

2012-09-12 12:49

Johannesburg - Gas canisters were fired at protesters at the Gold Fields KDC West mine near Carletonville on Wednesday.

Thousands of workers were seen running away from a contingent of security guards.

Security guards were sitting inside their vehicles, wearing gas masks as protesters ran to a nearby stream where they tried to wash out their eyes.

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  • rodney.currie.79 - 2012-09-12 12:51

    And so it starts

      stfrancisbay - 2012-09-12 12:56

      2 minutes later headlines ....Muti, Rabbits, Malema ....clearly no lesson learnt from the first time

      thando.gqabaza - 2012-09-12 13:13

      WE are close to another Marikana , and its all Mampara's fault.

      PF - 2012-09-12 13:31

      Alicia...he is hiding in his newly built underground bunker at Zumaville...previously known as Nkandhla.

      chuck.farley.104418 - 2012-09-12 14:26


  • julius.hond - 2012-09-12 12:53

    fire bullets instead!

      kEnt256 - 2012-09-12 13:38

      Sadly, it will almost definitely come to that

  • grimmister.ree - 2012-09-12 12:57

    This was inevitable..But where will it end? How many more lives must be lost before the government steps in and takes control of the situation...or is our government lacking the anatomical parts that makes men men???

      richard.hipkin - 2012-09-12 13:09

      What government..?

      lynette.venter.12 - 2012-09-12 13:21

      What will the government do anyway? They cant lose face in front of the poor working class people that are on the strike - that's their votes right there!!

  • philip.buys.1 - 2012-09-12 13:00

    Get them a witchdoctor, to bring them muti.....that glow in the dark stuff!

  • vincent.l.innocent - 2012-09-12 13:01

    What has been done by these guard will provoke voilence.

      lynette.venter.12 - 2012-09-12 13:20

      Innocent - are you just going around on this sight and posting rubbish? Do you want to see how many "dislikes" you can get?

  • Scippypowa - 2012-09-12 13:07

    Your surname must surely be of benefit to you in the case you end up in court one day. No one can possibility refute the fact that you're innocent

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-12 13:07

    Well done guards you are better than the police, they could not disperse an illegal gathering. Go back to work.

  • jacques.d.dekock - 2012-09-12 13:10

    hows that boep

  • lungile.ndyibithi - 2012-09-12 13:12

    What z the President doing about these strikes?

      wehan.victor - 2012-09-12 13:16

      He is busy writing a speech, and later he will read it to us all...

  • allan.grant.142 - 2012-09-12 13:24

    I wonder how many of them are actually sa citizens.

  • dmcmr.dhai - 2012-09-12 13:38

    I was lucky this year to visit Rwanda, during my time there I went to Kigali genocide memorial centre, in a nutshell the killing of people started in a same way as we are witnessing these mine strikes. I worry when people start ignoring a dead person in their midst, I hope the government responds quickly to this before it gets out of hand. These people needs to be disarmed immediately.

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