Marikana crowd welcomes Mathunjwa

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iol nws aug 16 Joseph Mathunjwa REUTERS File photo: The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) President Joseph Mathunjwa.

Rustenburg - Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa arrived to a rousing welcome at the Nkaneng informal settlement in Wonderkop near Marikana in North West on Saturday.

A crowd of about 12 000 rose and sang the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) leader's praises.

Mathunjwa, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane were expected to address the crowd.

Saturday marked two years since the police opened fire on striking mineworkers, killing 34 of them.

Ten other people, including two police officers and two security were killed in strike-related violence in the preceding week. - Sapa


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