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numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called on the police to speed up investigations into the killings of mineworkers in Marikana in North West province.  

“We call upon the state to speed up its investigation and arrest all those who are involved in the killings of mineworkers in Marikana, including the brutal murder of comrade Mninawe Deleki who was shot in front of his family,” NUM spokesman Livhuwani Mammburu said on Monday.  Deleki was NUM branch chairperson at Lonmin’s Eastern Platinum Mine.  He was shot and killed at his house in Bapong at the end of January this year.  Mammburu said the union noted media reports about the recent arrests of mineworkers in Marikana associated with the killings of other mine workers.  He claimed categorically that all the 13 accused people were members and former leaders of Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), except for Petersen Siyaya and Nkosinathi Mantashe.  Mammburu called on the state to release Peterson Siyaya as there was no tangible evidence against him.  He also claimed that a “prominent private investigator” had been hired to “frame” NUM members.

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