Fresh unrest at South African mine

There’s been fresh unrest at a platinum mining complex in South Africa where 34 people were shot dead by police earlier this month.

A breakaway mining union is reported to have threatened miners as they came to work.

The Lonmin mining group has denied reports that its management is considering a temporary closure of the mines.

Meanwhile, the official South African body that monitors the police say they are investigating allegations that nearly 200 miners arrested after the Marikana massacre were assaulted while in custody.

A spokesman for the Investigative Directorate told reporters that miners who spoke to his unit said they’d been attacked by police with batons and fists. Some had visible injuries.

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