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Marikana calm after mine shooting

Published Jun 4, 2013


Johannesburg - No incidents of violence were reported overnight at Lonmin's Marikana mine following a shooting at Wonderkop hostel, North West police said on Tuesday.

“No incident has been reported and no arrest has been made,” said Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone.

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A National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) shop steward was shot dead and another wounded on Monday.

Mokgwabone said the wounded man was in a critical condition in hospital.

He said the names of the two men had not been released.

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On May 11, Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) North West regional organiser Mawethu Steven was shot dead at a tavern in Photsaneng.

Forty-four people were killed during a wildcat strike at Marikana last year.

Police shot dead 34 striking mineworkers on August 16.

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Ten people, including two police officers, were killed in the preceding week.

Workers went on strike demanding a monthly salary of R12,500.

The strike ended in September.

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The killings of union leaders in the area has been linked to rivalry between the two unions. - Sapa

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