2012-10-05 21:14:16

Police Kill Miner in South Africa Amid Ongoing Labor Strikes

Police in South Africa have shot and killed another striking miner amidst continuing labor unrest. The worker was shot in the stomach with a rubber bullet and died after police moved to disperse protesters gathering near a Rustenberg platinum mine. The killing comes less than two months after police shot dead 34 striking miners at the Marikana platinum mine in the country’s bloodiest security clash since the end of Apartheid. The strikes spread outside the mining industry this week as striking Toyota workers forced a plant in Durban to close for four days. The Toyota workers were expected to return to work today after winning a pay raise.

 

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