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amcu thumb medium80 81ANA reports that a minibus taxi was torched on Wednesday in an apparent conflict between taxi associations and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) in Marikana, North West.  

The minibus was torched near Lonmin's Karee 4 mine.  Police spokesperson Colonel Adele Myburgh said:  "According to my information it seems like there is a bit of a conflict between Amcu and two taxi associations.  One of the taxi owners felt threatened and ran off, leaving his taxi near the road [where] it was torched."  While it was not immediately clear what had triggered the conflict, according to social media, about 100 minibus taxis blocked Bapotrans bus depot in an attempt to stop the buses from transporting workers to various Lonmin shafts.  The bus company, owned by Bapo Ba Mogale, has been contracted to transport mineworkers, but the taxi operators apparently wanted to transport the workers.

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