Amcu snubs Northam Platinum meeting

Clashes broke out between the NUM and Amcu members on Monday.

FILE: Members of Amcu at the Royal Bafokeng stadium. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Association Of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) says it won't take part in a meeting between the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), police and Northam mine management.

Clashes broke out at the Limpopo mine between the NUM and Amcu members on Monday.

It's believed the violence was triggered by the murder of an NUM member on Sunday.

"The NUM workers did not go to work yesterday and even today, that's why there is a meeting to try and resolve the problems at the mine. Members want their safety to be guaranteed," NUM spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu said.

He says six NUM members have been killed since last year and the union believes it's being attacked because Northam is its biggest branch in the platinum sector.