15 May 2014
North West Premier Thandi Modise has called for
protestors in the province to exercise their right to protest within the
framework of the law, and to avoid violent confrontation with police.
Early this week police had to use rubber bullets to
disperse an illegal gathering in Mmaditlokwe Informal Settlement near Marikana.
This led to the arrest of sixteen people.
Premier Modise Spokesperson Lesiba Kgwele said Premier
Modise says that the resorting resolution Resorting to threats of dismissals, court actions and mobilising for
intensified intimidation and violence against non-striking workers and those
who wish to return to work instead of reaching a settlement to end the strike
will only serve to exacerbate the already volatile situation that demands
urgent responsible action by all parties to avert another Marikana.
added that Modise called on traditional leaders and community leaders in the
platinum belt not succumb to pressure to drag their communities into the wage
dispute as it remains a matter between mining houses and AMCU.
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