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amcu thumb medium80 81Moneyweb reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has hired seasoned private investigator Paul O’Sullivan to get to the bottom of the recent spate of murders on the platinum belt that has seen nine Amcu members lose their lives in the space of a few months.  

Union president Joseph Mathunjwa announced the move at a press conference on Thursday.  He also berated the police for the manner in which they have undertaken the investigation of the murders.  Amcu has requested an urgent meeting with Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to “demand his immediate intervention to fast-track the prosecution of those responsible for all the murders since 2012”.  But Mathunjwa’s real venom was reserved for allegations that have surfaced in the media that suggesting that the killings were part of tribal rivalry within Amcu.  When asked whom they suspected was behind the killings, Mathunjwa said “we have wondered and become increasingly convinced of a so-called third-force process being played out.”

  • Read this report by Warren Thompson in full at Moneyweb
  • Read too, Amcu boss says tribal warfare a media fantasy, at Mail & Guardian
  • And also, Paul O’Sullivan to start probe into killings at Marikana platinum belt soon, at EWN

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