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Sibanye StillwaterNews24 reports that a 43-year-old mineworker has been arrested is and is due to appear in court in connection with the fatal stabbing of a colleague on Thursday.

The suspect, a mineworker at Sibanye-Stillwater, is accused of attacking his colleague at the Leseding hostel on the West Rand, where they both live. In a photo that has been circulating on social media, a man can be seen posing with a body. The phone is aimed at them as if a selfie is being taken. Sibanye spokesperson James Wellsted said they were deeply shocked by the tragic incident between two employees at their Kloof operation. "Our immediate concern is for the families of the employees and the people who witnessed this tragic event. We will provide any support needed and have offered psychological support to the families and impacted employees. We are committed to ensuring their well-being," Wellsted indicated. Police have opened a case of murder for further investigation. The suspect is expected to appear in the Westonaria Magistrate's Court on Monday. Meanwhile, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) staged a protest march on Saturday as part of a rolling programme of mass action urging Sibanye-Stillwater and Harmony to prioritise the wellbeing and plight of workers.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Cebelihle Mthethwa at News24

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