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South African Miner’s murder case dropped

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Issue 2468

The attempted murder case against South African trade unionist Makhanya Siphamandla was thrown out on the first day of his trial on Wednesday of last week.

Makhanya had been a leading Amcu union activist in last year’s 80,000 strong platinum strike. He walked free with his two co-defendants Jacob Khoza and Bheki Buthelezi from Bofokeng Regional Court (see letter on page 9).

The shop stewards had been charged with attacking a member of the rival NUM union.

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