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NorthamReuters reports that members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will not return to work at Northam Platinum's Zondereinde mine until their safety is assured after a spate of murders, a spokesman for the union said on Tuesday.  

Northam suspended production at the mine on Monday after a worker was gunned down on Sunday and another worker was fatally stabbed during a clash between members of the NUM and the rival Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Monday.  A spokeswoman for Northam confirmed the mine remained closed on Tuesday.  Meanwhile, the NUM said it planned to hold mass meeting at the mine later on Tuesday and wanted the police and management to address the workers.

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