S. Africa: Worker killed in union violence at Lonmin

August 13, 2012 11:55


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JOHANNESBURG - A worker was killed on Monday in renewed violence between rival unions at a South African mine operated by world number three platinum producer Lonmin , the head of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said.

"We can confirm that early this morning one of our members was attempting to report to duty and he was killed. He was hacked to death," NUM General Secretary Frans Baleni told Reuters. "Our members are under attack."

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