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amcu thumb medium80 81ANA reports that a member of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction (Amcu) was shot dead at Impala Platinum and another wounded at Lonmin in Marikana near Rustenburg on Tuesday, the union said.  

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa indicated:  “Today, [Tuesday] comrade, Mohahu Daniel Maseko was shot dead, riddled with five bullets and comrade Kwenene was attacked by two assassins, one with a shot gun and another with a pistol, he has been rushed to hospital.”  Police confirmed the shooting in Marikana and that a case of attempted murder was being investigated.  No one has been arrested.  Mathunjwa said further:  “We again do not wish to speculate on the motive for the attempted murder of our comrade.  The SAPS [SA Police Service] must investigate and bring the perpetrators to book.  However, the world must know things are getting out of control.  It seems to us that something more sinister is afoot.”  He questioned whether security forces were not involved in destabilising his union.  Maseko was the second Amcu member to have been gunned down in a week at Impala.

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