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numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Sunday appealed to Harmony Gold to take action against “thugs who have decided to target our members for reporting on duty” at the Kusasalethu gold mine on the West Rand.  

The NUM strongly condemned the “escalation of systematic attacks” on its members, allegedly by Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) “thugs who are exploiting the strike situation with acts of crime and barbarism in Kusasalethu.”  NUM Carletonville regional secretary Mbuyiseli Hibana indicated:  “Four members of the NUM working for Kusasalethu mine in Carletonville had their houses and cars torched last night [Saturday].  This happened in Wedela township where a house and a car belonging to two different members were set alight. The same thing happened in Deelkraal residence owned by Kusasalethu mine where a house and a car belonging to two different members were also set alight.”  He noted that these incidents had happened following the dismissal of Amcu leaders by the company on matters related to misconduct.  Hibana said the incidents had been reported to police and he urged NUM members to remain calm while police were investigating.

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Read the NUM’s press statement in this regard at Cosatu Today

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