Limpopo Amcu member stabbed with assegai, NUM member shot

2016-06-06 13:48
Northam protest (Supplied by SAPS)

Northam protest (Supplied by SAPS)

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Northam - Two rival union members have been killed in Northam, Limpopo police said on Monday.

"One person died after being stabbed with an assegai. He is reportedly an Amcu member. As far as we know it was sparked by the murder of the 45-year-old man on Sunday," Colonel Ronel Otto said.

Mthetheleli Zefunele, 45, a National Union of Mineworkers member, was shot in the head at a four-way stop in Northam around 15:20 on Sunday. His killer ran away.

Zefunele worked at Northam Platinum.

Clashes between the NUM and Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) broke out on the R510 between Northam and Thabazimbi on Monday morning, but the situation returned to normal and the road was reopened to traffic around lunchtime.

Public order police fired rubber bullets to disperse the groups. No arrests had been made in the two murder cases.

Police were continuing to patrol the area.


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