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numSABC News reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has condemned the escalation of attacks on its members, allegedly by striking members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) in Carletonville, west of Johannesburg.  

Amcu members embarked on a wage strike at Sibanye-Stillwater’s gold operations on 21 November 2018.  According to the NUM, 15 houses and six cars have been burnt in the action.  Livhuwani Mammburu, NUM national spokesperson, indicated:  “We can confirm on record that since the Amcu strike started last year November, there have been killings and attacks on our members.  As we speak at Blybank Township in Carletonville, 15 houses and six cars belonging to our members have been burnt since the strike started and as the NUM the law enforcement agencies don’t seem to do anything to arrest the perpetrators.”

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