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amcu thumb medium80 81ANA reports that Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa said on Thursday at a wide-ranging press briefing at the National Press Club in Pretoria that the police have not shown zeal in investigating the continuous targeting and killing of leaders of Amcu.  

Saying there was a concerted attack on Amcu, targeting its leadership particularly in Rustenburg, he claimed the killings “seem to be a carefully planned, well-funded hit program on Amcu members by trained, armed and well-resourced hit men who have murdered, injured and attacked people.  This is informed by the weapons used.”  Mathunjwa went on to claim:  “This looks very much like the third force violence the apartheid state unleashed on the democratic and workers movement during the negotiations for a political settlement.  (In respect of the) current killing it will be difficult for Amcu to divorce it from (the) 2014 Amcu living wage strike whereby the State used expelled Amcu members to form a rivalry union to destabilise and to break the strike.”  Mathunjwa indicated that the union was channeling considerable resources towards private investigations in its bid to bare the truth over the killings of its members.

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • See too, Amcu blames ‘third force’ for mine violence, at The New Age
  • And also, Amcu concerned by murders on platinum belt, at EWN

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