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Licha ya wachimbaji 34 kuuawa, Uongozi wa mgodi umesema itawafukuza wote watakaogoma hadi Jumatatu

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by mpigauzi, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. m

    mpigauzi JF-Expert Member

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    [TD="class: articleTitle"]Striking South Africa miners given ultimatum
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    [TD] Mine vows to fire workers who do not return to work on Monday, despite deaths of 34 co-workers in last week's violence.


    [TD="class: DetailedSummary"] Workers at an embattled South Africa mine have vowed to prolong their wildcat strike, saying that returning to work would be "an insult" to 34 colleagues killed by police, even as the mine operator threatened to fire them over the walkout.
    "Expecting us to go back is like an insult. Many of our friends and colleagues are dead, then they expect us to resume work. Never," said worker Zachariah Mbewu on Sunday, adding that no one would return to work as long as they were still in mourning.
    The scene of Thursday's bloodshed, the worst police violence since apartheid, was deserted as workers at a hostel of the London-listed Lonmin platinum mine said they would press on with their wage demands.
    "Some are in prison and hospitals. Tomorrow we are going back to the mountain [the protest site], not underground, unless management gives us what we want."
    Platinum producer Lonmin has given striking workers a final ultimatum to end their stay-away by Monday or face being fired.
    "The final ultimatum has been extended to Monday 20th following Thursday's events," spokeswoman Gillian Findlay said on Sunday. "Employees could therefore be dismissed if they fail to heed the final ultimatum."
    Malema arrives
    Fiery former ruling party youth leader Julius Malema fanned workers' anger with a speech on Saturday attacking President Jacob Zuma, who he wants voted out in the African National Congress (ANC) year-end party elections.
    "President Zuma decided over the massacre of our people. He must step down," Malema, who was booted out of the ANC in April for allegedly creating divisions within its ranks, told a crowd.
    "It has never happened before that so many people were killed in a single day and it became normal," he added.
    Police maintained a low profile on Sunday at the hostel where workers were going about their daily chores, but the anger level remained high.
    "We are waiting for a word from the management," said Fezile Magxaba, an underground supervisor at the mine.

    "Tomorrow we won't return to work unless they listen to our demands of salary increases. "People have died. We are angry. If we return, it will be like they died in vain," he said.
    The crackdown on Thursday left 34 dead, 78 wounded and 259 detained, according to police.
    The toll came on top of 10 already dead, including two police officers, in violence blamed on rivalry between unions during the strike to back demands for a wage rise.
    The strike shut down production at the mine, owned by the world's third biggest platinum producer.


    My take: Hawa ndiyo makaburu tunaowang'ang'ania kuwekeza nchini. Je mnafikiri watawajali Watanzania?

  2. Bilionea Asigwa

    Bilionea Asigwa JF-Expert Member

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    usishangae mkuu...this is africa
  3. Bantugbro

    Bantugbro JF-Expert Member

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    This is Africa,

    Serikali ya Afrika kusini imeuwa raia wake kwa ajili ya kulinda mgodi wa Aluminium unaomilikiwa na kampuni ya kiingereza....

    Ndio maana serikali na vyombo vya habari za uingereza na maghraibi wamekaa kimya kwenye mkasa huu...:hat:
  4. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    Sad news from Africa