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Four injured in South African gold mine shooting
People gather for the funeral service of a mine worker killed in recent violence at the Lonmin platinum mine and his mother in Marikana (file  photo).
People gather for the funeral service of a mine worker killed in recent violence at the Lonmin platinum mine and his mother in Marikana (file photo).
Mon Sep 3, 2012 5:39PM
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We can confirm that there were four people who were taken to the hospital after they were injured.”

Police spokeswoman Captain Pinky Tsinyane .

At least four people have been injured in a shooting at a South African gold mine in the east of Johannesburg, police officials say.


The incident happened on Monday at the Gold One mine where a number of mine workers who had been dismissed as a result of a strike in June, attacked reinstated colleagues.

"We can confirm that there were four people who were taken to the hospital after they were injured,” AFP quoted police spokeswoman Captain Pinky Tsinyane as saying on Monday.

"Some of their members were reinstated... these ex-mineworkers were attacking the workers who were reinstated in the mine," he added.

Police officers also arrested four miners in the shooting.

Meanwhile, on August 16, the police opened fire on striking miners, who were demanding higher wages, killing 34 strikers and injuring dozens of others at the Lonmin platinum mine in the town of Marikana in the North West Province.


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