South African Govt Reacts to Mine Violence

Government officials say they are saddened by acts of violence that erupted at Anglo American Platinum's Siphumelele mine in Rustenburg in the North West Province. Thirteen people were injured when violence broke out between rival unions. It's believed that some miners have returned to work.
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(file photo):Mining

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(file photo):Miners underground

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    Radio France Internationale, 17 January 2013

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