Rustenburg - No arrest has been made in connection with spate of killings in Marikana near Rustenburg, North West police said on Friday.
"There is no arrest effected in Marikana with regard to the recent incidents of murder," said Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone.
However, Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa told a mass meeting at Wonderkop stadium on Wednesday, and repeated the message at a media briefing in Johannesburg on Thursday, that three people were arrested.
"Late yesterday [Wednesday], just before our mass meeting at Marikana, SA Police Service arrested three suspects based on the strong evidence of their involvement in these killings. We truly hope that this is a breakthrough that finally sheds light on the campaign of terror that is being waged against us," Mathunjwa told reporters on Thursday.
"We have requested an urgent meeting with the Minister of Police, honourable Fikile Mbalula, to demand his immediate intervention to fast-track the prosecution of those responsible for all the murders since 2012."
Amcu members killed in the North West platinum belt include Tholakele 'Bhele' Dlunga, Mvelisi Biyela, Zingisa Mzendana, Malibongwe Mdazo, Mohahu Daniel Maseko, Mpeke Nonyana, and Mawethu Steven amongst others.
Mathunjwa said Amcu has private investigator Paul O'Sullivan to probe killings of union members in the platinum belt.
"Once again for the record we demand that anyone involved in these killings, regardless of their affiliation, must be prosecuted and sent to jail. As Amcu, we condemn violence and killings, whatever the motive may be," Mathunjwa said.