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No arrests after Harmony shooting

2012-11-23 08:45

Johannesburg - Gauteng police were on Friday still looking for the killers of two miners at Harmony's Kusasalethu mine, near Carletonville.

"No arrest has been made, the situation is calm," spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel  Katlego Mogale said.

Two people were killed and one was wounded.

Mineworker Sithembile Nqulo on Thursday said the shooting was the result of rivalry between the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).

"Amcu members were on their way to their weekly meetings when a small group of NUM members called them and said they should join their union. The next thing we just heard gunshots."

Comments
  • collet.letsoalo - 2012-11-23 09:11

    Thugs.

  • joe.irwin.50 - 2012-11-23 09:24

    Militant union members facing off and killing each other. How can anyone accept that negotiations can be conducted with people like these?

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-11-23 09:38

    Where is a commission of inquiry and the Bishop of the Council of Churches? Not needed as the Police can't be blamed for this unfortunately.

  • Mamokwee Rathipa - 2012-11-23 09:43

    Where is Seoko?

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-11-23 10:21

    Animals that live here...what a disgrace

  • angela.nair.3 - 2012-11-23 11:18

    This will never end - violence is the order of the day! And these miners are so dehumanised that they dont care about their own lives or the lives of others! I sometimes think all these mines should cave in and close down. Maybe this is another way of culling the human population? Now we gonna have another commission of enquiry - who is to blame now? The miners feel we owe them something? More money? Till next year - then start all over again with their demands!!!

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