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gunCity Press reports that a National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) leader in Marikana was gunned down on Thursday, a day after the Marikana Massacre commemoration events in the area.  

A police spokesperson, Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone, confirmed the incident and added:  “Following an incident in which a 30 year old man was shot and killed at approximately 11:00 today (Thursday) at Marikana town, police are investigating a case of murder.  The victim was allegedly shot by a male whose identity is unknown.  At this stage, no one has been arrested.”  The union member, who cannot yet be named, was killed on his way to meet with a union colleague.  The leader, who was one of several who left the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) earlier this year and rejoined the NUM, was apparently warned recently that his life was in danger.

  • Read this report by Lesetja Malope in full at City Press

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