Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
 

2 policemen 'hacked to death' at South African mine clash

Published on Aug 14, 2012 9:45 AM
 

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - South African workers on Monday hacked to death two police officers who came to quell deadly clashes between rival unions that claimed eight lives at a platinum mine run by leading producer Lonmin, police said.

"Our police officers were responding to a protest at the mine. They came under attack from the workers and two of them were hacked to death," said police spokesman Lindela Mashego.

A third officer is in critical condition in hospital following the unrest at Lonmin's Western Platinum mine about 100km from Johannesburg.

The firearms belonging to the officers were stolen.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here

Videos