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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Man's Body Found At Mine In South Africa

A man's body has been found at the Marikana mine, which is at the centre of a mining pay dispute in South Africa.

The discovery was made by journalists at the site. The body had two deep cuts to the back of the head.

"A body of a man was found dead," confirmed police spokesman Thulani Ngubane.

"He seems to have been hit with a sharp object."

It is not known how long the body has been at the platinum mine.

Miners at the site - which is owned by Lonmin PLC - walked out on August 10 calling for higher wages.

Their protest turned violent on August 16 when 34 miners were gunned down during a confrontation with police.

Another 78 people were injured in the violence.

The striking miners want a wage increase from 4,000 rand a month (£300) to 12,500 rand (£937). Read More