numANA reports that no arrest has been made following the murder of a member of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in Marikana, near Rustenburg, North West police said on Monday.  

“No arrest (has been) made as yet and the motive is unknown,” said spokesperson Captain Sam Tselanyane.  Kaizer Lungisa Madiba was shot dead near Rowland shaft while he was on his way to work on Friday morning.  His bullet-riddled body was found at about 6am, and several cartridges were found near the body.  His killers remain unknown at this stage.  His murder has sparked fears in Marikana, two weeks before the NUM’s national rally there  The rally will be aimed at resuscitating the union in the platinum belt after it lost members and its status as the majority union to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on the back of the violent wildcat strike at Lonmin’s (now Sibanye’s) Marikana operations in August 2012.


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