[WSMDiscuss] (southAfrica) Another AMCU member murdered at Marikana.

Zor Ekologiko Batzordea (Ekologistak Martxan) zor.ekologikoa at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 23:48:58 CEST 2017

Another member of AMCU (Platinum Miners Union) murdered at Marikana. AMCU
recently Commenmorated the 5th Anniversary of the shooting down of 34 of
their fellow workers - still seeking justice for this corporate crime.
Thanks to express solidarity and to diseminate widely.

 Workers' World Media Productions <niicolas at wwmp.org.za> <niicolas at wwmp.org.za>

AMCU press statement: Our comrades the target of violence and
Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union

It is with absolute outrage and grief that we mark the killing of one of
our members from Impala Platinum and the shooting of another AMCU
shop-steward at Lonmin. Today, comrade, Mohahu Daniel Maseko was shot
dead, riddled with 5 bullets and comrade Kwenene was attacked by two (2)
assassins, one with a shot gun and another with a pistol; he has been
rushed to hospital. Our prayers are with him as he battles for his life.
Our grief is with the family and loved ones of comrade Maseko. We send
our heartfelt condolences.

The painful journey begins to go to the mortuary identify our dead
comrade, inform family and loved ones, prepare for the funeral. These
acts of violence have to be condemned by all, not just the union
leadership of which they belong.

The workers movement must unite against this campaign of violence which
will eventually see the death of the entire labour movement. We must
fight for peace amongst workers, regardless of language, colour,
political or union affiliation. As AMCU we will not rest until this
campaign of violence is defeated.

We again do not wish to speculate on the motive for the attempted murder
of our comrade. The SAPS must investigate and bring the perpetrators to
book. However, the world must know things are getting out of control. It
seems to us that something more sinister is afoot.

This looks very much like the third force violence the Apartheid state
unleashed on the democratic and workers movement during the negotiations
for a political settlement.

We know through the testimony and settlement by the state with Thebe
Maswabi, of the security forces involvement in destabilizing AMCU.
Having failed to set up a rival union, having failed at reviving NUM and
restoring their majority status - is targeting and killing our members
their next move?

Is the aim to turn workers on workers - a new form of black-on-black
violence to break the militancy of AMCU. We shall not be intimidated. We
will unite mineworkers and mobilize in mass action to stop the killings
and the violence.

Those that think AMCU can be defeated by these cowardly acts must think
again. If it takes another five months strike, if it takes the bringing
of the country to its knees to get the authorities to arrest the
situation and for mine management to take the safety of the workers
seriously - so be it. Those behind these acts are playing with fire. Be
assured AMCU will not fold its arms in the face of this systematic
onslaught against us.

An injury to one is an injury to all.

Yours in Social Justice

JV Mathunjwa
AMCU President


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