Limpopo police monitor mine strikers

2013-07-12 10:06
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Johannesburg - The Limpopo public order policing unit is monitoring the situation at the JCI Consmurch Mine in Gravelotte where miners were striking on Friday, police said.

"On Tuesday approximately 134 workers started protesting underground, demanding payments of their shares, and have refused to resurface ever since," Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

"The strike action intensified on Thursday when 200 NUM-affiliated miners refused to go underground and staged a protest outside the mine's premises."

Mulaudzi said the miners dispersed peacefully on Thursday but vowed to continue the strike on Friday.

No incidents had been reported but police continued to monitor the situation.

The National Union of Mineworkers could not be immediately reached for comment.

Read more on:    num  |  polokwane  |  mining unrest

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