Rival union killers case postponed


The sentencing of 20 Boeremag members is set to take place in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

JOHANNESBURG – The case against three men accused of killing rival union members in North West&39;s Platinum Belt has been postponed.

The men are alleged to be members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).

They&39;re accused of killing leaders of rival Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).

After the killing of a number of Amcu leaders in the Platinum Belt, six men appeared in two different courts.

Three of the men are appearing in the Brits Magistrate&39;s Court. One is said to be a member of rival NUM.

The other three were meant to appear in the Rustenburg Magistrate&39;s Court on Tuesday, but documentation issues halted their first appearance.

David Manqabo, one of the accused, is a former Amcu branch chairperson at Lonmin mine.

Amcu says the union has been infiltrated by NUM agents.

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AMCU&39;s Lonmin Shaft chairperson, Joseph Manyenge says he&39;s worried about the safety of union members on the Platinum Belt.

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The NUM was contacted for comment on the allegations against them, but they declined. 

Manqabo and his co-accused&39;s case was postponed until further investigations can take place.