South Africa 6.3.2018 08:36 am

Former Amcu members in court for conspiracy to kill union leaders

Court-hammer.

Court-hammer.

At least 11 cases of murder and attempted murder were reported in the North West platinum belt between May and October last year.

Six jailed former members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) accused of conspiracy to murder and attempted murder of union leaders will apply for bail appear in the Brits Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

Lungisa Madiba, 35, Juke Mjakane, 34, Sthembe Jakane, 41,  Xolile Madikane, 39, Mthethelethu Mtshukuka, 34, and Zamelekhaya Mboxela, 35, were arrested on 10 February in Marikana, Mooinooi and Idutywa in the Eastern Cape.

The union members are jointly charged with taxi driver Simphiwe Silwane, 36.

Several Amcu members were murdered in September last year. Nine people, most of them union members, were killed and two have had near death experiences.

At least 11 cases of murder and attempted murder were reported in the North West platinum belt between May and October last year.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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