A wildcat strike at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu Mine in Carletonville, Gauteng, has come to an end theoretically, the mine has said.
The National Union of Mine Workers Youth Structure (NUM-YS) said it was convinced the torching of Tebogo Litelu’s house had been politically motivated.
Amcu’s commitment to non-violence has been questioned by a group of miners who have gone into hiding, saying that someone at the union wants to kill them.
NUM has vigorously denied allegations of murder leveled against it from rival trade union Amcu.
It has been five years since Marikana was struck by a mass shooting at the hands of police during protests and for many, it feels just like yesterday.
Forty mineworkers had staged a sit-in about 300 metres below the surface, at a mine just outside Kroonstad in the Northern Free State.
He alleges that he was assisted by members of the State Security Agency (SSA) and that the funding for the operation was to be provided by the president.
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM are not happy with the wage increase offer made by the Anglo American Platinum.
People have placed flowers and candles below the stage, as both miners and community members gathered to remember the lives lost.
Zwane said it is not only South Africa that has been struggling with a sharp slide in commodity prices over the past year.