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amcu thumb medium80 81Reuters reports that a senior official of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) was shot dead outside an Impala Platinum (Implats) mine on Tuesday morning in the Rustenburg area.  

The branch treasurer was “gunned down in cold blood” as he left the mine to get food, his organisation said in a statement.  It did not give details on any motives for the attack, which was confirmed by Implats.  Rustenburg has seen periodic spasms of labour violence, including shootings, since Amcu dislodged the once dominant National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) as the main union in the platinum sector five years ago.  Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa said there had been other attacks in the Rustenburg area.  He would not speculate on the motives behind the incidents.

  • Read this report by Ed Stoddard in full at Moneyweb
  • See too, Senior Amcu official gunned down in Rustenburg, at News24
  • Read Amcu’s press statement at Amcu online


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