13 May 2014
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said there
will be an increase in policing in the North West this week.
Minister Mthethwa said the protection of
those involved in the labour disputes in the province is a matter that
government takes extremely seriously.
He added that government will continue with
its efforts to help resolve the present impasse with a strong focus on
encouraging peaceful negotiations.
Ministerial Spokesperson David Barritt said
senior police management met with representatives of labour and leading mine
house in the North West on Friday.
Barritt said it was agreed in light of
Lonmin call for striking workers to return to work on Wednesday additional
visible policing measures would be put in place and that includes escorting
buses carrying workers to the mines.
“Increased patrols along the roots that the
workers are likely to the mines and increased patrol in areas where the miners
live Barritt added.
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