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Amcu blames NUM for deadly violence at Northam Platinum

Clashes broke out between miners from Amcu and NUM on Monday where an Amcu member was killed.

FILE: Northam Platinum's Zondereinde mine. Picture: Northam Platinum.

ZONDEREINDE- As Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane tries to calm tensions at Northam Platinum, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) insists its rival, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), is responsible for the deadly violence at the Limpopo Mine.

Clashes broke out between miners from both unions on Monday and an Amcu member was stabbed to death.

It's believed the violence was sparked by the murder of a NUM member the day before.

As Zwane tries to broker peace at Northam Platinum, Amcu says NUM, the mine's management and the police are all colluding against it.

But NUM spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu has dismissed this claim.

"We are not friends with management and we will never be friends with management; as the stakeholder, as a recognised and majority union here we will always respect management."

Amcu is not attending a meeting which is being chaired by the minister, but NUM is.

The former says it wasn't invited to be part of the talks.

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