RBPLAT: 2,451 +51 (+2.13%)
One killed in protest at South Africa's RPlat shaft
JOHANNESBURG, Jan 11 (Reuters) - South Africa's Royal
Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) said one person was killed
and a conveyor belt was burnt during overnight protests at one
of the platinum producer's shafts in the country's North West
"An individual within the crowd was shot and killed by live
ammunition. Based on preliminary evidence, including video
footage, it is believed that the shooting was from within the
group of protesters. The deceased was not employed by RBPlat,"
the company said in a statement on Thursday.
The incident took place on Wednesday night and a company
spokeswoman said operations were continuing at the mine.
(Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg; Editing by Ed Stoddard and Susan
First Published: 2018-01-11 16:22:09
Updated 2018-01-11 16:32:58
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