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numBusiness Report writes that as the bodies of mineworkers continue to pile up in the platinum belt in the North West, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has distanced itself from the killings.  

The union said on Tuesday that it strongly condemned the murders that continued unabated in Rustenburg.  “It does not matter to what union or association they belong.  What matters most is that these killings are leaving families without a source of income.  We call on law enforcement agencies to arrest and prosecute these killers and, in fact, the masterminds behind these killings.  No trade union can sustain itself through killing people and a reign of terror.  This must stop and stop now,” the union president Piet Matosa said.  The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) says that over the last few months more than five of its leaders have been killed.  No arrests have taken place.

  • Read this report by Dineo Faku in full at Business Report
  • Read too, Marikana: death and fear still stalk platinum belt, at BusinessLive

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