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gunEWN reports that police have confirmed that two mineworkers have been shot dead in Welkom, Free State.  

The miners were heading to work on Wednesday morning when they were gunned down while waiting at a bus stop.  Authorities said that a bakkie carrying armed criminals stopped beside the men before opening fire and then rushing away from the scene.  Police spokesperson Brigadier Motantsi Makhele said a total of five miners were targeted, with two dying at the scene.  “There were two miners that were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds.  There was also one who was assaulted and he was also taken to hospital.  Police are presently investigating cases of murder and attempted murder,” he indicated.

  • Read the original of Ayanda Nyathi’s report on this story at EWN

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