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comTimesLive reports that a miner was killed on Tuesday on the North West platinum belt‚ bringing the number of murdered workers in the industry to seven since July.  

Chamber of Mines spokesperson Charmane Russell said:  “The Chamber of Mines is extremely concerned about the incidences of violence in various mining communities.  In recent weeks, we have seen the appalling killings, many in assassination-style incidents where the victims were shot and killed, of a reported six trade unionists on the western limb of the platinum belt.  The latest incident occurring as recently as last night.  We have also witnessed the tragic murder of the general manager of Harmony’s Tshepong mine in the Free State.”  Russell said the Chamber has held discussions with police structures and has conveyed its serious concern to the relevant authorities in government.

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