AU­GUST 13 2012

CityPress - - News -

This was the blood­i­est day ahead of the mas­sacre. On-duty rock-drill

op­er­a­tor Julius Langa was found dead in the morn­ing – he had been stabbed 18 times. Strik­ing mine work­ers were turned away from

Lon­min’s K3 shaft. As they made their way to the kop­pie, they were stopped by po­lice

and asked to drop their weapons. They re­fused. Stun grenades and tear

gas were used on the group. Just af­ter mid­day, two po­lice of­fi­cers, Tsi­etsi Monene and Sello Lepaaku, were hacked to death.

Solomon Baloy was se­ri­ously in­jured. Strik­ing work­ers Tem­be­lakhe

Mati, Good­man Jokanisi and Phumzile Sokanyile were also killed

dur­ing clashes with the po­lice.

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