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amcu thumb medium80 81News 24 reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said on Saturday that one of its members at the Lonmin mine in Wonderkop, North West, had been shot and killed in front of his six-year-old daughter.  

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa said in a statement that Mvelisi Biyela, a health and safety office bearer at the platinum producer, had been gunned down outside his house on Friday.  Mathunjwa said the death of Biyela had left them "shaken", but they would not be intimidated.  Over the last months more than five leaders have been killed.  On Tuesday, Amcu is expected to hold a press conference to announce a campaign of rolling mass action against the “war” on the union.

  • Read this report by Iavan Pijoos in full at News24
  • Read Amcu’s press statement at Politicsweb

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