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gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a man who was arrested in connection with the shooting of a member of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) told the Brits Magistrate's Court on Thursday that he had no knowledge of the charges brought against him.  

When Nkosinathi Mantashe appeared before a packed court gallery, there was a sea of green outside court as Amcu members sang and danced to struggle songs.  Mantashe, who is a member the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), maintained his innocence to the court and claimed he did not own a firearm.  He was arrested on 20 October 2017 after he allegedly shot and wounded Malibongwe Mdazo on 22 July.  Mantashe, 37, has worked at Lonmin for 16 years and is currently the mineral resources officer.  The State is opposing bail.  The case will continue on Friday.

  • Read this report by Jeanette Chabalala in full at News24

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