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Tight security after South African mine clashes kill nine

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 01:00

Aug. 14 - Another body is discovered at South Africa's Lonmin mine after a feud between rival unions left nine people, including two polices officers, dead. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: STORY CONTAINS VIDEO OF A DEAD BODY Security is beefed up at South Africa's Lonmin mine after nine people were killed in clashes between labor unions. Police told Reuters two policemen died after a machete attack by a mob near the mine. It was the deadliest violence to date in a union turf war between South Africa's dominant National Union of Mineworkers .... and the relatively new Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF MINEWORKERS AND CONSTRICTION UNION, JOSEPH MATHUNJWA, SAYING: "We say to workers, everyone must go back to work, but the situation as it is, how would you go to work? " On Tuesday another dead body was found near the platinum mine although the cause of his death is still unknown. South Africa is home to 80 percent of known platinum reserves.

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Tight security after South African mine clashes kill nine

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 01:00