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NUM welcomes the sentencing of an AMCU shop steward by the Middleburg Circuit Court on Friday

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The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) welcomes the sentencing of an Amcu shop Steward Aaron Mavimbela to 20 years in jail for murder of Jacques Naude, an NUM shop steward at Woestalleen Coal Mine, Hendrina during an AMCU strike on 17 October 2011.

"This heartless, cold-blooded killer should have been sentenced to life. The accused showed no remorse during the trial, this serves as an aggravating factor and was convicted of an atrocious crime. Union leaders and their members have no right to embark on violence during their industrial action and violence during strike action now occur on a daily basis," said Frans Baleni, NUM General Secretary.

The NUM abhor violence and call on the Justice department to speed up other cases that involve the killing of our shop stewards and members.

In this context NUM calls for arrests and prosecution of all those implicated in the killing of workers, destruction property belonging to workers in the platinum sector. We call on the government to protect all workers who are not on strike and wish to exercise their right to go to work. The time has come for the wheels of justice to roll over those who continue to prey on innocent workers.
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The National Union of Mineworkers was founded in 1982.

Its birth was facilitated by comrades Cyril Ramaphosa who rose to be its first General Secretary, James Motlatsi who turned to be its first President, and Elijah Barayi who became its Vice President and later the President of Cosatu in 1985 when the federation was formed. porn