NUM Official Killed in South Africa

- October 18th, 2013

Reuters reported that on Thursday night, a senior member of South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was shot and killed in Marikana. A Lonmin plc (LSE:LMI) spokesperson has said that the man was the NUM chairperson at the Roland shaft of the company’s western platinum mine.

Reuters reported that on Thursday night, a senior member of South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was shot and killed in Marikana. A Lonmin plc (LSE:LMI) spokesperson has said that the man was the NUM chairperson at the Roland shaft of the company’s western platinum mine.

As quoted in the market news:

‘He was killed last night. We don’t know why at this stage, but there appears to be a resurgence of violence in the area,’ NUM spokesman Lesiba Seshoka told Reuters.

‘We appeal for our members to remain calm while the police carry out their investigation,’ he said.

Police spokesman Thulani Ngubane confirmed a man was shot on Thursday night but did not release his name and said the reason for the shooting was unknown.

‘He was on his way to the informal settlement that is next to Lonmin. As he was about to pick up his girlfriend, four men opened fire at his vehicle. He got out of the car and he got hit by seven bullets and then died on the scene,’ he said.

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