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Another body found in Marikana

Another body was found in Marikana close to where Lonmin miners gathered on 11 September 2012.

Lonmin miners march, demanding better pay. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.

MARIKANA - Another body has been discovered at Lonmin's Marikana mine in the North West on Tuesday.

The body was found lying face-down, with two deep cuts on the back of his head.

The man, dressed in all black, was a few metres away from where all the striking miners gathered during the day.

It is not yet clear when the person was killed.

As striking miners dispersed and made their way home, workers did not seem to be taking any notice of the body in the open field.

They were focusing on what their leader said about failed wage talks.

Tuesday's body brings the death toll to 45, following weeks of violence at the mine.

At least 34 people were killed when police opened fire on protesters on August 16.

Workers downed tools in early August demanding better pay.

Meanwhile, the South African Council of Churches' pastor Bongisisa Gwiliza, who had been mediating talks, said mineworkers will not change their demands.

"The CCMA is still coming with the same strategy of a peace accord, which the miners refuse to sign. There is nothing new."