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Num calls on CT to withdraw case

It says if the city doesn't withdraw the case against two mines dozens will lose their jobs.

The National Union of Mineworkers (Num) has called on the city of Cape Town to withdraw a case against two mining companies.

CAPE TOWN - The National Union of Mineworkers (Num) has called on the city of Cape Town to withdraw a case against two mining companies.

The Num yesterday cancelled a protest march to the Civic Centre in fear it might spark violence in the CBD.

It says if the city doesn't withdraw the case against the mines, dozens of people will lose their jobs.

Num's Maja Mphahlele says the mines' re-zoning application failed, but says officials must intervene.

"Because if the employer does not actually comply, as required by the city of Cape Town to apply for re-zoning, obviously they're going to close those mines.

"So we want the city of Cape Town to withdraw that particular case at the labour court."