Lonmin worker in court for murder

2012-10-19 13:45

Johannesburg - A Lonmin mineworker will appear in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court on Friday in connection with murders at the mining hostels in Marikana, North West police said.

"Yesterday [Thursday] police... arrested a 27-year-old suspect in one of the Lonmin shafts," Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.

Another Lonmin platinum mine worker, Dangile Mpotye, 35, who was arrested earlier in the week, appeared in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court on Thursday and was released on bail.

He will appear in court again on 25 October.

"[Both men] are suspected of killing their co-workers during the ugly Marikana unrest; they are both charged with murder..." said Ngubane.

He said he could not go into detail about the murder cases.

  • pierrefrewd.juice - 2012-10-19 13:52

    Jeez, when not Cosatu affiliated justice may well be served? When will one of the truckdrivers be arrested?

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-19 15:10

      @Leonardb1. Method in their madness. Mob justice comes to mind.

  • john.p.steyn - 2012-10-19 14:19

    Naughty boys

  • napolita.kio - 2012-10-19 14:34

    Great....quick action for "murders". Now let's see how long it takes for the 35 "massacre".

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-10-19 14:36

    Where are the murderers of the policemen and the union reps - still free and laughing!

  • matt.jarvis.77312477 - 2012-10-19 14:42

    Well,well according to REUTERS News the srike at Lonmin is not over yet despite the miners 22% salary increases.This what they wrote just over an hour ago: "Lonmin miners strike again in South Africa"

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