AUGUST 12 2012
At about noon, strikers confronted Lonmin security officers
in Marikana. Two of the guards, Hassan Fundi and Frans Mabelane, were hacked to death with pangas, and the cars they were driving were set alight. In a separate incident at Lonmin’s K4 shaft, three
people were assaulted and mine worker Thapelo Eric Mabebe, who
was not striking, was killed. A number of vehicles belonging to Lonmin security were damaged.