Greater Tu­batse burns

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At least two com­mu­nity mem­bers are shot with rub­ber bul­lets, re­port­edly by a mem­ber of se­cu­rity from Chro­max mine. Chro­max de­nies this. The Eco­nomic Free­dom Fight­ers re­leases a press state­ment claim­ing they were shot with live am­mu­ni­tion.

Au­gust 14:

Res­i­dents of Bothashoek block­ade the road to Burg­ers­fort with burn­ing tyres and throw stones at pass­ing cars, de­mand­ing elec­tric­ity.

Vi­o­lent protests take place in Ga-Mam­puru, Phasha and Tukak­gomo – roads are block­aded and five trucks set alight. Com­mu­ni­ties say the mines broke an ear­lier agree­ment to em­ploy lo­cal peo­ple. The vi­o­lence comes to an end af­ter a new deal is reached be­tween the mines and lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

A bus is set alight in Malekane. Po­lice de­ploy Nyalas and fire rub­ber bul­lets to dis­perse protesters.

Au­gust 5-14:

Au­gust 6:

July 22:

Res­i­dents and mine work­ers agree to sus­pend vi­o­lent protests af­ter the mines prom­ise to em­ploy 500 lo­cal peo­ple within three months and re­in­state strik­ers who missed work.

At least 47 res­i­dents of Meck­len­burg are ar­rested for public vi­o­lence and ar­son af­ter shops and tav­erns are looted. Res­i­dents ac­cuse the owner of be­ing linked to the mur­der of a young woman.

Four trucks, a bus and sev­eral cars are set alight near Ga-Mam­puru. Mine work­ers are pre­vented from en­ter­ing mines. The com­mu­nity is un­happy that gov­ern­ment failed to de­liver on prom­ises to build a tarred road.

Po­lice fire rub­ber bul­lets at protesters out­side An­glo’s Twick­en­ham mine.

One pro­tester is shot and killed at Bokoni mine in Atok, near Burg­ers­fort.

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