Miner found stabbed and hanging from tree in troubled platinum belt

Miner found stabbed and hanging from tree in troubled platinum belt
North West provice premier Supra Mahumapelo

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has called on communities in the troubled platinum mining belt to assist police investigations into the death of a man found hanging from a tree in Broederstroom near Brits.

“We are concerned that the death might be related to acts of violence and continued intimidation of non-striking mineworkers and call on police not to leave any stone unturned,” Mahumapelo said today.

North West police said the man was believed to have been a mineworker. Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said he was found on a road between Hartbeespoort Dam and Krugersdorp.

“The body of a man, alleged to be a mineworker, was found hanging on the tree in Leeukloof, not far from Hartebeeshoek Road.”

“The victim sustained multiple stab wounds on the body and feet. No one has been arrested at this stage and the police investigation continues.”

Ngubane urged striking mineworkers to allow those who were not on strike to exercise their constitutional rights without hindrance or intimidation…

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South Africa Today – South Africa News – North West