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Amcu president open to investigation over platinum belt murders

Amcu’s leaders have been accused of enabling the killings in the Marikana area with infighting and resistance to change of leadership.

FILE: Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa is said to have opened himself to any investigation following murders on the platinum belt that are believed to be linked to union rivalry.

Amcu’s leaders have been accused of enabling the killings in the Marikana area, with infighting and resistance to change of leadership cited as some of the reasons for the murders.

Private investigator Paul O’ Sullivan, who was hired by the union following the deaths of at least 10 of its members in Marikana over five years, says that while he cannot dismiss the allegations against the union, the accusers must provide evidence for their claims.

“Regardless of who it is behind these killings, they will be arrested and charged. The president of Amcu made it crystal clear that we are to arrest him if we find anything on him.”

WATCH: Before we die: Marikana miners speak out

Meanwhile, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says those who face allegations of murder on the platinum belt will be fully investigated.

Mbalula was speaking after an Eyewitness News exclusive revealed how some miners are living in fear following hits that have left at least 10 local leaders dead in the last five years.

Some of the miners have accused the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa and others in the senior leadership of creating an environment that has enabled the murders.

Mbalula says that no one is above the law and that the truth about who is behind the recent murders will soon come to light.

“For anyone who is implicated by the allegations, there will be no stone left unturned.”

Mbalula says he has reached out to relevant stakeholders, including Amcu, to try and defuse tensions and restore law and order.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)