Premier Thandi Modise concerned about spate of violence at Amplats
5 Oct 2012North West Premier Mme Thandi Modise has expressed concern about the recent spate of violence associated with the strike by mineworkers at Anglo American Platinum mines(Amplats) in Rustenburg.
“Urgent interventions have to be made to manage the situation and compromises reached before it deteriorates further. We are extremely worried that violence is once again rearing its ugly head and spilling over to local businesses and people who are not party to the labour dispute. Wage negotiations should not be characterised by violence,” said Premier Modise in reaction to torching of shops and a report that a mineworker was shot at Nkaneng informal settlement near Bleskop on Thursday night.
“The price that we all paid in Marikana was too costly. Sanity has to prevail for an urgent solution to be found to avert further violent confrontations that might have dire repercussions for the mining sector and the economy. We cannot afford another Marikana,” emphasises Modise.
Lesiba Moses Kgwele
Tel: 018 388 3705
Cell: 083 629 1987
FAX: 018 388 3157
Issued by: North West Provincial Government
5 Oct 2012
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