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gavel thumb100 ANA reports that security was tight at the Brits Magistrate‚Äôs Court on Tuesday ahead of the appearance of former members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).  

Six jailed former members of Amcu accused of conspiracy to murder and attempted murder of union leaders were expected to apply for bail.  Lungisa Madiba, Juke Mjakane, Sthembe Jakane, Xolile Madikane, Mthethelethu Mtshukuka and Zamelekhaya Mboxela were arrested on 10 February in Marikana, Mooinooi and Idutywa in the Eastern Cape and have been jointly charged with taxi driver Simphiwe Silwane.  Several Amcu members were murdered in September last year.  Nine people, most of them union members, were killed and two had near death experiences.  In addition, in Mooinooi, a case of attempted murder was reported, and three men, two of whom have been released on bail, have been charged.  The three allegedly shot Malibongwe Mdazo, the Amcu branch chairperson in Mooinooi, on 22 July in an attempt to kill him.

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • See too, Former Amcu members in court for conspiracy to kill union leaders, at The Citizen

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