MARIKANA - Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa on Thursday, said there will be no job losses from mine workers as anticipated in the platinum belt.
Speaking at a commemoration event of the 34 mine workers shot and killed by police on August 16, 2012, in Marikana near Rustenburg -- he said told the widows that the union will be with them till the very end. He said that the actions to kill the miners six years ago were politically motivated.
He described the events as a "blood thirsty" action by political leaders as a way to appease foreign investors.
He said the union was ready for any mine company aiming to retrench its employees.
While speaking Mathunjwa turned to face Lonmin CEO Ben Magara -- the company is reported to be planning to retrench 12,500 people from its mine.