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numsaEWN reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has opened a case of police brutality with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) in the North West.  

The union has accused officers of opening fire on striking workers during a picket outside LanXess Chrome Mining last week.  One worker was killed and others were wounded.  Numsa members are currently on strike over wages at the mine.  Regional secretary Jerry Morulane claimed the police acted illegally:  “We’re saying Ipid needs to come through and investigate.  They must investigate that police used live rubber bullets on our members for no reason.”

  • The original of this short report by Bonga Dlulane is at EWN

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