S.African union leader 'shot dead at Lonmin platinum mine'

AFP , Monday 3 Jun 2013

Local shaft union leader killed at a Lonmin platinum mine, the site of labor protests in South Africa

A union leader was shot dead at a Lonmin platinum mine in South Africa on Monday, the union said, amid heightened tensions after deadly strikes at the mine last year.

The local shaft leader "was killed in front of the union offices," said National Union of Mineworkers regional spokesman Mxhasi Sithethi.

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