Tenth body found at Lonmin

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A tenth body has been discovered at Lonmin's troubled Marikana mine in the North West, police said on Tuesday.

“We were notified of a body found in the bushes. The total figure now stands at 10. We don't know who the man was and how he died,” said Captain Dennis Adriao.

A Sapa reporter who was on the scene said the body was lying face upwards 100 metres away from a hilltop where workers gathered earlier on Tuesday.

The man was wearing khaki clothes.

Nine other people - two police officers, two security guards, three protesters and two other men - have been killed in violent protests at the mine since Friday. - Sapa

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